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‘A Daughter’s Memory’: A voice for the forgotten

  • Katrin Figge

    Contributor

PREMIUM
Berlin, Germany   /   Sat, November 2 2019   /  02:22 am

Award-winning: Kartika Pratiwi's animation A Daughter’s Memory sheds more light on the events of 1965.After Kartika Pratiwi first read Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s literary tetralogy, she was left with many questions and deep curiosity. In particular, she wanted to find out more about Indonesia’s history, the part that had been conveniently left out during her own education. With a master’s degree in humanities from Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Tika, as she is better known, began working as an independent researcher with a focus on the narrative discourse of the 1965 tragedy, which is perhaps the darkest chapter in the country’s history. In 2008, she founded Kotakhitam Forum.“It is an independent organization that is dedicated to conducting research, workshops and making documentaries for social and political change, with the idea of recording the accounts of witne...