Film programmes

The film programmes that accompany the exhibition include an international selection of short films arranged in a special order, showing different work contexts in many societies and communities, narratives about people, their ways of being active in groups and unusual stories of social interactions. The films paint a panorama of societies in a few selected places on earth shaped by differents historical and socio-economic factors.
In terms of geography, the series is a journey from south-east Asia, through India, the steppes of Central Asia, south-eastern Europe, central, northern and western Europe, to the conflict-ridden lands of the Middle East, all the way to South America. It will show us peoples lives and the contexts of communities in faraway cultures, the origins of conflicts in specific social groups, ways of managing difficult realities, tools and practices characteristic of the societies chosen by the film directors, and the protagonists shown against a background of political arrangements between governing systems and groups in society. As we analyse socio-economic practices and models from different parts of the world, we will seek out similarities and differences. We will also see how the issues and practices we focus on in the Gotong Royong. Things We Do Together exhibition and programme often differ from the realities shown by the films. This may serve as the starting point for a deeper discussion.

This programme was created together with the Short Waves film festival and is a selection of the past few years best films, which have won prizes at international festivals. Also, we will show a panorama of the Indonesian society, its complex internal relations, and historical and contemporary contexts, in the selected films from the Forum Lenteng collective from Jakarta, a group of filmmakers, artists and theoreticians.

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The numbers dedicated to the participants also refer to the same numbers in the exhibition map, so you can easily locate the projects.