ARKIPEL: social/kapital Prize Winners

ARKIPEL Award is given to Zone Zero (2015) by Farzad Moloudi from Belgium. Jury Award is given to Trêve (2016) by Myriam El Hajj from Lebanon. Peransi Award is given to Kodachrome (2013) by the K-14 Collective from Belgium. Forum Lenteng Award is given to A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (or [...]

After Nation: A Memoria Passionis in Cinema

Indeed when I watched this film I did get the impression of memoria passionis or collective memory about the suffering. The nation building process of Philippines in the era of Spanish colonialism was related closely to the stories happened after the death of Jose Rizal as a martyr of the [...]

On “A Trial by Cinema” Screening Program

With 442 minutes in total, Hitler: A Film from Germany was one of the longest films that Kineforum ever screened. Directed by Hans-Jurgen Syberber, this film was produced in Western German, England, and French in 1977; and in Indonesia this year through ARKIPEL, and became part of curatorial [...]

From “Corrosive” to “Angst”

Monday afternoon, August 22nd 2016, I attended two programs of International Competition in ARKIPEL, in a row. First screening was started at 1 pm, and the second one was at 4 to 6 pm. I also watched the International Competition 9: “Angst”, curated by Akbar Yumni, a Forum Lenteng member and [...]

Notes on “Garbage and Leftover People”

Anthropocene itself is a term used many times by the curator and is actually a relatively new term and not quite popular yet. Anthropocene refers to the change of conditions and situations that took place on Earth which is increasingly influenced by humans. Looking at the past, in millions of [...]