Founder of Yayasan Bhinneka Nusantara foundation
Most Indonesians must have seen or at least heard of the film by Arifin C Noer entitled Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI (Treachery of the G30SPKI).
After all, at the 1985 Indonesian Film Festival, this film received an award as the best-selling film of the preceding calendar year.
This film might just become the best-selling Indonesian film ever one day, as schoolchildren as young as 10 were required to watch it despite it being full of scenes of violence and blood.
So an award for a film that was imposed on so many people to watch? In other words, the “best-selling” status was achieved not because of its own merit, but rather because of pressure.
In general trade law, consumers have the legal right to a refund if they have been unfairly pressured into buying a product they did not want. But ...
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