28th SGIFF: Panel Discussion | Histories of Tomorrow: Indonesian Cinema After The New Order


In this panel discussion, we speak to the filmmakers and collaborator of this year’s Focus segment, and discover what contemporary Indonesian cinema is like now, compared to the early ‘90s and prior. We discover how the grassroots style community efforts was built from the various Indonesian regions, and how that independent spirit is not only instilled in arthouse filmmakers, but also in crossovers to commercial film explorations.


Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu, born in Pasuruan in 1988, is the co-founder of Cinema Poetica — a collective of film critics, journalists, and activists in Indonesia. Established in 2010, Cinema Poetica focuses on knowledge production and distribution as a response to the lack of film literature in Indonesia. The collective publishes their works in cinemapoetica.com, and regularly organizes film criticism workshops for students. From 2007 to 2010, Pasaribu worked as the program manager of Kinoki, an alternative screening space in Yogyakarta. In 2017, he was elected the Head of Film Literacy, Appreciation and Archiving for the Indonesian Film Board.

Yuda Kurniawan is a director, producer, cinematographer and scriptwriter. His feature debut was the film Ketika Tinta Bicara (2005). The Ballads of Cinema Lovers (2016) is his first documentary feature.

Hari Suharyadi is a director, writer, producer, actor and composer. He has directed six feature films, The Talisman being his latest.

Bowo Leksono, born in Purbalingga, Indonesia in 1976, is an ex-journalist and theatre practitioner. His short film, A Blind Man and His Guide (2004), marked the beginning of filmmaking activities in Purbalingga. In 2006, he co-founded Cinema Lovers Community (CLC) to facilitate the budding film scene in that regency. Focusing on the youth, CLC organises workshops and screenings from school to school. Since 2007, CLC has hosted the annual Purbalingga Film Festival to showcase the students’ works.

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Sat Nov 25, 2017
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