Presented by Anthropology/Monash and the Herb Feith Foundation

Solo, Solitude + Q&A

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“With such a potent mix of melancholy and silent madness, Solo, Solitude... offers a poignant reflection of humanity drawn from the turbulent recent histories of Southeast Asia”

Join Monash Arts for a special screening and talk about Solo, Solitude.

The Internationally-acclaimed film Solo, Solitude (Istirahatlah Kata-kata) depicts some of the last days in the life of Wiji Thukul (b 1963), one of Indonesia legendary poets, best known for his political poetry and networks with some of the most radical political activists. During the latest major political turmoil in Indonesia in the late 1990s, scores of political activists were kidnapped by the state security apparatus, and later released. Others, including Thukul, disappeared and their fates remain unknown to this day.

Yosep Anggi Noen's "neo-neorealist" film won the top prize in the Jogja Asian Film Festival and was selected to screen at the Locarno, Busan and Rotterdam Film Festivals.

The screening will be followed by a very special discussion with director Yosep Anggi Prasetya, producer Aam Hok and social activist Wahyu Susilo.