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Jakarta Post

Niniek L. Karim: Actress, lecturer and advocate of women's rights, 'green psychology'

  • A. Junaidi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 6 2008   /  01:21 am

Niniek L. Karim As Niniek L. Karim watches her students conduct a rehearsal for the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the University of Indonesia's Faculty of Psychology, she quickly makes a phone call to a catering company to order ice cream for another meeting. "I'm often reminded to reduce my activities, but I just can't," senior film actress-cum-lecturer Niniek said in an interview with The Jakarta Post at her campus in Depok, West Java, last week. The day before the interview, Niniek, who teaches social psychology, was still in Yogyakarta shooting scenes for a film titled Mei, which tells the story of the May 1998 riots. The riots, which occurred in Jakarta on May 13, 1998, saw the destruction of thousands of buildings belonging to ethnic Chinese-Indonesians. Dozens of Chinese women were reportedly raped during the riots, which eventually led...