Thursday 29 May 2008
Melawan Lupa (We Shall Not Forget) is a compilation of 10 short films by independent Indonesian filmmakers, to mark the 10th anniversary of reformasi in that country. That was, of course, the period when mass protests (often involving undergraduates) managed to topple the Suharto dictatorship.
The site for the compilation is here. It is a mixture of fiction and documentary, as you can see. It has already drawn quite a few responses, including from Malaysians who saw it in Indonesia, as can be read here.
I am thinking of organising a couple of screenings in KL, and inviting some of the directors over.
This will of course make a nice companion piece to my own Malaysian Gods, which is meant to mark the 10th anniversary of our own, much tamer reformasi (which actually bore electoral fruit only this year!).
I shall keep you updated!
Although the trailer for Melawan Lupa is not yet online, here is a short and frisky piece of video art by one of the directors, Anggun Priambodo: