The Jakarta Post
A global division still prevails, at least according to those behind the South to South (SToS) Film Festival, which has been held every two years since 2006 as a festival for movies with themes revolving around environmental and socio-political issues.
According to SToS officials, “Northern” countries are countries in Western Europe, North America and Australia that are rich members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). While “Southern” ones are non-OECD countries and are categorized as developing.
Dimas Jayasrana, the fourth SToS Festival’s programme director, said that the “South” referred mostly to Asian, African and Latin American countries. “Those in the three regions have similar problems in various dimensions. Some of them are already advanced in terms of tackling them, but many aren’t,” he said.