FILMS BY THEMES 2019 PROGRAM
Many of us have been to Bali but too few of us know the richness of the culture of Indonesia more broadly. With a population of 268.5 million (10 times that of Australia) there is much to learn about this fascinating archipelago. This year the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) joins with BOFA to bring you Indonesian Stories. As well, DFAT, in partnership with University of Tasmania, will run an ASEAN conference focused on Indonesia on 17th May as part of BOFA.
HOBART | SATURDAY 11 MAY | 4:30PM
LAUNCESTON RED CARPET SCREENING
LAUNCESTON | FRIDAY17 MAY | 8PM
This award-winning film at the Adelaide Film Festival and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards is an insightful journey into the bonds between twins. Tantri is a 10-year-old girl who is observing her twin brother Tantra gradually dying.
LAUNCESTON | SATURDAY 18 MAY | 10AM
The story centres on Juno, a village boy who was abandoned as a child. Strongly aware of both his masculine and feminine sides from a young age, Juno is drawn to a troupe that performs the gender-transcending Javanese dance form of lengger.
LAUNCESTON | SATURDAY18 MAY | 2PM
40 women, situated on two remote islands in East Flores, struggle to live after being widowed or abandoned by their husbands in the 1990s. PEKKA, established in 2002 as a group empowering female family heads has taught them to weave, trade, organize theatre and be tour guides.
LAUNCESTON | SUNDAY 19 MAY | 10AM
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Jalanan (meaning street-side), is the story of Boni, Ho and Titi who are street musicians in Indonesia’s capital city.