Category Archives: Publication (academic)

Tracing Frictions in The Act of Killing

Intan Paramaditha Film Quarterly, Vol. 67 No. 2 (Winter 2013), pp. 44-49.* “The Indonesian criminal is, then, not an Other, different from oneself. His face, rather, is an object one sees through, as one sees through spectacles or telescopes.” James T. Siegel Joshua Oppenheimer has called The Act of Killing his love letter to Indonesia. It did

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Karen Strassler’s Refracted Visions (Trans Asia Photography Review, Spring 2012)

Reading Karen Strassler’s Refracted Visions is a journey to trace how “Indonesia” is imagined, questioned, and remade not through the main routes of nationalism—the official images and narratives produced by the state, whose investment in visual culture was especially lavish during the New Order period (1965–1998)—but rather through the roads taken by amateur photographers, owners

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Cinema, Sexuality, and Censorship (Southeast Asian Independent Cinema, 2012)

“Cinema, Sexuality, and Censorship in Post-Soeharto Indonesia” by Intan Paramaditha in Southeast Asian Independent Cinema (Hong Kong University Press, 2012), pp. 70-87. Edited by Tilman Baumgärtel At the end of 2007, the omnibus film Perempuan Punya Cerita (Chants of Lotus, 2008), directed by four women filmmakers and produced by independent production house Kalyana Shira Film,

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City and Desire in Indonesian Cinema (Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 2011)

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Volume 12, Issue 4, 2011 Special Issue: Runaway City/Leftover Spaces City and Desire in Indonesian Cinema Intan Paramaditha   ABSTRACT This article examines the ways in which desire in/for the city is projected in contemporary Indonesian cinema in comparison with the authoritarian New Order period (1965–1998). Despite the government’s visual investment to

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