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Jakarta Post

Clarification from Film Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 30 2013   /  12:41 pm

We are writing this letter in response to one of your articles entitled “A Passion for Indonesian Movies” (The Jakarta Post, Jan. 20). This article cited the number of viewers of Indonesian films based on our website, Film Indonesia (filmindonesia.or.id).

We would like to point out that there are some mistakes in this citation, namely:

1. “Along with Habibie & Ainun and The Raid, a romantic tale about mountain climbers, 5 cm, successfully surpassed the rarely achieved total of 1 million viewers last year, according to filmindonesia.or.id.”

The total number of viewers for the films mentioned (Habibie & Ainun, The Raid, and 5 cm) has, in fact, reached over 1 million. However, these figures were not achieved during the 2012 period alone. Habibie & Ainun was released on Dec. 20, 2012 and is still being screened in theaters today. The same situation oc...