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Nan Achnas: A life immersed in cinema

  • Cynthia Webb


Brisbane, Australia | Tue, October 26 2010 | 10:37 am
Nan Achnas: A life immersed in cinema

PREMIUM JP/Cynthia WebbNan Achnas’ first job was as a young reporter at The Jakarta Post during the paper’s early years.

However, as a young woman with strong opinions, being told to “kill a story” did not sit well with her.Nan was sent to cover a demonstration by schoolgirls who wanted to wear hijabs at a time when it was forbidden. Her editors later received a phone call from the State S...