Traveling Projector Tour Diary This month, EngageMedia staff have been on a road trip bringing human rights films to 11 cities across Java province of Indonesia. Our Traveling Projector (Proyektor Keliling) is based on Layar Tancap, the traditional way in which Indonesians viewed movies before there were cinemas by setting up screens in villages.
These are some of the highlights from the tour. Let's get this show on the road!
EngageMedia's Dhyta Chaturani has been instagramming the tour!
Ready, Set, Bandung!
“I'm not an activist, but after watching the film about Sumarsih, a mother who lost her son during the turmoil after Reformasi in May 1998, I was very moved,” said a student in tears during the tour's first screening in Bandung. Read more
Next stop, Majalengka!
Five hours from Bandung is Majalengka, the second city on the tour where we were hosted by the amazing folks at Jatiwangi Art Factory. We were encouraged by the attendance where lots of people from nearby villages showed up. Even the head of the district was there! Read more
Live from Cilacap!
We made news in the local press when we visited Cilacap, a small seaport city on the southern coast of Java. We were interviewed on Yes FM Radio here. Read more
Purwokerto Hardtalk It's not just fun and games on the tour. In Purwokerto, we led a discussion with local filmmakers about video and social impact. “What is the purpose of video media? How do we measure impact?” were some of the questions discussed.Read more
Yogyakarta, our new home! We arrived in Yogyakarta to host a office-warming event at our new office, where we relocated to last month.
Later this year, we will open our beautiful new space to filmmakers, researchers and other video enthusiasts as part of our residency program. Read more
Where to next? After visiting Solo and Surabaya over the weekend, we are heading to Malang and Jakarta where we will conclude the tour. Follow #ProjektorKeliling on Twitter for more pictures and updates!