September 22, 2015

The Look of Silence – Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia

By Francis Churchill   It is estimated that over 500,000 people were slaughtered in Indonesia between October 1965 and the early months of 1966. Paramilitary militias and vigilante groups, coordinated by the Indonesian army and aided by British and American intelligence agencies, were responsible for mass killings in the country’s anti-communist purge. Nearly 50 years […]

Friday 18 September 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: The Look of Silence + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer via Skype.

In this multi-award winning companion piece to The Act of Killing, filmed before its release, Joshua Oppenheimer further explores the terrible legacy of the Indonesian genocide fifty years ago, this time through the lens of one family.

July 1, 2013

The Act of Killing: Holding up a Dark Mirror to Society

By Ratha Lehall The second Between the Lines Festival follow-up event took place at the ICA on 29 June, and was a showing of the director’s cut of the Act of Killing followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer. This remarkable film provides a look at the 1965-66 anti-Communist mass killings in Indonesia from the perspective of the former members […]

Saturday 29 June 2013, 7:00 PM

Between the Lines Follow-up Event: The Act of Killing + Q&A at the ICA

This is an external event taking place at the ICA: the screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer.
In this chilling and inventive documentary, produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.

February 10, 2012 7:00 PM

Exclusive Preview Screening: Position Among the Stars

Position Among the Stars completes director Leonard Retel Helmrich‘s multi award-winning trilogy following an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta.
The film follows Tari, the only educated child of the family, as she struggles with the impulses of becoming a teenager with their expectations of her as their hope for a better future.

September 8, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 12-18 September

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 12 September to Sunday, 18 September from ForesightNews By Nicole Hunt The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meets in Vienna on Monday, with Iran likely to be high on the agenda following last week’s report expressing increased concerns over ‘undisclosed nuclear related activities’ […]

July 28, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 1 – 7 August

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 1 August to Sunday, 7 August from ForesightNews   Monday is the beginning of a new month and the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. In Saudi Arabia, the date is doubly significant: following the 18 June beheading of Indonesian maid Ruyati binti Sapubi and […]

March 10, 2011

Visualised: A day in the life of Twitter

Continuing an inadvertent theme on the blog, I’ve just come across this visualisation of a day in the life of Twitter by informatics researcher Chris McDowall: Mapping a Day in the Life of Twitter from Chris McDowall on Vimeo. It’s worth viewing in full screen, in HD, on Vimeo as you can see some of […]

February 20, 2009

Not down, not out, not yet

What with reports of newspapers being in survival mode, websites like Paper Cuts twisting the blade, Twitter channels like The Media is Dying dancing on the grave and research that reads like an obituary, any sane journalist must be thinking of shutting up shop, going home and seriously mulling their next move – out of […]

December 5, 2008

Max Stahl documenting East Timor

British journalist and filmaker Max Stahl has been documenting the history of East Timor since the 1991 massacre at Dili’s Santa Cruz cemetery. He calls it is “his life’s mission” to give the fledgling country an audio visual record of its recent history. To that end he has set up an audio-visual centre in the […]

October 23, 2008

The places we live

Jonas Bendiksen publishes the latest Magnum in Motion project today. Called The places we live, the project focusses on people who live in four slums across the world; from Caracas to the large Kibera slum in Nairobi, the Dharavi slum in the suburbs of Mumbai and the Indonesian capital Jakarta. He talks about the project […]

June 13, 2008

Peace not war

In Jakarta, Indonesia the government is trying to encourage the national press to put the focus on peace journalism and not war journalism, “It would be better for the national press not merely to develop war journalism such as communal violence or clashes,” Henry Subiakto, assistant for mass media to the information and communications minister, […]