The discussion that took place in the auditorium of the Jakarta Institute of Arts (IKJ) was to talk about the historical events of 1965 in the context of media, in which how the role of the media (cinema) in seeing the 1965 coup, before and after.
Eleven films in Curatorial Program-Siew Wai Kok, entitled Impermanence and Change, became a sweet dessert of ARKIPEL Grand Illusion - 3rd Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, 2015.
According to Siagian’s curatorial, this film is screened to the public to open wider discussion and new interpretation on what is LEKRA film through its Violetta aesthetics. For a long time, LEKRA became a myth because there is no discussion on the visual of the film.
Four categories of award were announced by the members of jury which are Jon Jost (USA), May Adadol Ingawanij (Thailand), David Teh (Singapore), Ronny Agustinus (Indonesia), and Hafiz (Indonesia). Those awards are:
Curatorial program, besides becoming a kind of education to the audience of a festival indirectly, a more substantive function is that curatorial program also comes to be a space for dialogue between the festivals organizers-in this case, the curator-and the audience in addressing the themes and specific film, chosen by the curator.
"Begin to understand. What to do first is to promote experimental film and figure out the film is. Then create a platform of experimental film to know the context, and lastly, provide important information related to experimental film, "said Benjamin Cook.