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Jakarta Post

Documentary suggests causes are clear as mud

  • Endy M. Bayuni


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA   /   Sun, November 15 2009   /  02:24 pm

A flow of information: Kip Hodges, the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration (standing), explains the interests of the Arizona State University in the production of the MudMax documentary on the Sidoarjo mudflow in East Java. The movie premiered in the Arizona city of Scottsdale, with gamelan music played by students and faculty members of the university, on Friday. (JP/Endy M. Bayuni)In an event featuring a Javanese gamelan ensemble, the Arizona State University (ASU) launched a documentary film on Friday taking a comprehensive look at the mudflow disaster that has wreaked havoc in the East Java town of Sidoarjo. MudMax, produced by London-based Immodicus SA, premiered before a limited audience, including journalists from Indonesia, and was followed by a discussion with experts who are still perplexed about how to stop the mudflow which began in May 2006 The S...