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Jakarta Post

National film day time to reflect to history

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 23 2008   /  03:04 pm

Players in the national film industry welcome the National Film Day as a time to reflect on Indonesia's film history and learn from its rise and fall. Contacted separately by The Jakarta Post, filmmaker Riri Riza, veteran actor and filmmaker Slamet Rahardjo, and film critic Lisabona Rachman all view March 30 as a reminder of Indonesia's long history in filmmaking. "For me, understanding our history in filmmaking is very important," Lisabona said."From there we can see whether our filmmakers' abilities have developed or not." Lisabona is also head of Kineforum Film Forum of the Jakarta Arts Council. Commemorating National Film Day, Kineforum is holding a series of events, dubbed National Film Month, from March 1 to 30. The event includes screenings of classic and contemporary films, an exhibition on the history of cinema, film discussions, conce...