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Filmmakers encourage creativity during COVID-19

  • Sebastian Partogi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 16 2020   /  02:01 am
Interaction with space: Actress Sheila Miranda Bell dances on a South Jakarta sidewalk for this short film called Sheila Dances, part of Bengkel Karya Kuma’s collective monthly video initiative published on the Bengkel Akting Kuma YouTube channel. Videos from the initiative strive to keep filmmakers creative while temporarily diverting people’s attention from the currently difficult situation. (Photos courtesy of Bengkel Karya Kuma)

Interaction with space: Actress Sheila Miranda Bell dances on a South Jakarta sidewalk for this short film called Sheila Dances, part of Bengkel Karya Kuma’s collective monthly video initiative published on the Bengkel Akting Kuma YouTube channel. Videos from the initiative strive to keep filmmakers creative while temporarily diverting people’s attention from the currently difficult situation. (Photos courtesy of Bengkel Karya Kuma)During the coronavirus lockdown, not all people are just passively binge-watching Netflix at home; some are also engaging in creative expressions with each other in activities facilitated by filmmakers and critics.

“When I check Instagram at about 6 p.m. every day, I see lots of Instagram stories on 20 to 30 accounts, in which people are reciting poetry, playing the guitar, discussing films and literature. Some are even dancing,” filmmaker Paul ...