Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Book launch - Indonesian Women Filmmakers

  • When Feb 12, 2014 from 07:00 to 09:00
  • Where Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstr. 118, Raum 217
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Book launch of

"Indonesian Women Filmmakers"


with Yvonne Michalik
(editor of the book "Indonesian Women Filmmakers", researcher, and documentary filmmaker)

and Olin Monteiro
(one of the book’s contributors, Indonesian feminist, writer, women documentary producer, photographer, and Head of Jakarta based NGO ArtforWomen)


While Indonesia’s film industry has experienced a rapid growth and diversification since the end of Suharto’s authoritarian New Order regime in 1998, these developments have received only little academic attention. Especially the role of women filmmakers, who have played an important part in shaping contemporary Indonesian cinema and constantly add new perspectives to it, has been widely overlooked.

After a short introduction and an historical overview on women filmmakers in Indonesia, the two speakers Yvonne Michalik and Olin Monteiro will discuss Indonesian women filmmakers’ attitudes towards feminism.