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Jakarta Post

Salman Aristo: The story teller

  • Cynthia Webb


Jakarta   /   Mon, December 13 2010   /  10:33 am

When asked what he does for a living, Salman Aristo says he’s a story teller. As a jury member for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, (APSA) which took place recently in  Australia’s Gold Coast,  he said: “I’ve learned a lot. This is the first time I’ve served on an international jury, and it has given me a new perspectives on films...  I am not just watching and enjoying films, but also  examining them from the viewpoints of acting, directing, cinematography,  and looking for the special cultural relevance to their country of origin, which APSA requires.”JP/Cynthia WebbSalman has had a life-long fascination with cinema, which began before he could read or fully understand films. “Our family used to go on outings to the cinema, especially during Lebaran. We saw mostly Indonesian films and a few American ones. Some children my age were afraid of the big...