Chevening Diversity Film Festival

After successful launching early this year, Chevening Alumni Association Indonesia is currently working on a project called #CheveningDiversity through Chevening Alumni Programme Fund. #CheveningDiversity is a religious and cultural tolerance campaign which highlights the diversity of UK and Indonesia relations through arts and culture discussions event.

The event will screen Amnesty International Media Awards 2016 shortlisted film, Palmyra by Chevening Alumni Syria (2015/2016) Areej Zayat. The documentary film about ISIS destruction in the ancient city of Palmyra sets as a trigger for knowledge sharing discussion about short film-making for tolerance campaign between Syria and Indonesian Chevening Alumni film directors. The discussion will enhance participants’ knowledge on using documentary and fiction film for campaign approach, and also learn from Chevening alumni reflexivity on their religious and cultural tolerance experience in the UK. Furthermore, this event will launch the short film competition 1 Minute Challenge for Indonesia and Chevening Alumni Asia.

The discussion will feature the following speakers:

1. Riri Riza, Chevening alumni 2000. Indonesian film director, producer, and writer. He is also notable for his
directorial work on Petualangan Sherina (2000), Gie (2005), Laskar Pelangi (2008), and Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2

2. Ahmad Fuadi, Chevening alumni 2004. Indonesian writer, novelist, and social entrepreneur. His debut novel
Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of 5 Towers) broke the publisher’s sales record (Gramedia Pustaka Utama) for the last
37 years. The novel was brought into wide-screen version and listed as one of the most watched Indonesian
movies in the year of 2012.

3. Areej Zayat, Chevening alumni 2016 from Syria. Producer of Palmyra film, which was shortlisted by Amnesty
International Media Awards 2016.

The moderator for the discussion is Swastika Nohara, our Chevening alumni 2006. She is a freelance script writer for movies, TV commercial, documentary and other audio visual content. The scripts she wrote includes, Tiga Srikandi, Garuda 19, Hari ini Pasti Menang, and Cahaya dari Timur: Beta Maluku.

Venue of the event:
Auditorium Go-Jek, Pasaraya Grande Lantai 6
Jalan Iskandarsyah Raya
Kby. Baru, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160

The event will be hold on Sunday, 27 August, from 18:00 – 21:00.

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