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Indonesian Films At The Center of its anti sexual violence discourse: Shifting People’s Perspective From Posesif to 27 Steps of May
To advocate for the Indonesia’s first Anti Sexual Violence Bill, artists have utilised many tools and mediums including films as a reflective mirror of the present society. And out of those films produced and released during the four year advocacy period, Posesif (2017) and 27 Steps of May (2019) stand out as prominent portrayals of Indonesia’s variable spectrum in understanding sexual violence.
Takeshi Kitano’s rise to fame in the world of film has been a strange one. He originally found much success in his native Japan as a comedian, working alongside his friend Kiyoshi Kaneko to form a double act known as “The Two Beats” (referring to their stage names, Beat Takeshi and Beat Kiyoshi respectively). This… Read more
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