Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu is the chief editor and co-founder of Cinema Poetica—a collective of film critics, activists, and researchers in Indonesia. In 2013, Adrian participated in Berlinale Talent Campus as a film critic, and since then regularly organized or mentored film criticism workshops in Indonesia. He has also curated several film festivals, including Festival Film Dokumenter, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, and Singapore International Film Festival. In 2020, as part of Cinema Poetica, Adrian contributed several writings for Antarkota Antarlayar: Potret Komunitas Film di Indonesia (Between Cities and Screens: Film Communities in Indonesia), a book published by Jakarta Arts Council.

02 – Liarsip – top row-Julita Pratiwi, Lisabona Rahman, Umi Lestari. middle row-Efi Sri Handayani_ pictured in laptop-Imelda Mandala
Top row- Julia Pratiwi, Lisabona Rahman & Umi Lestari. Middle row- Efi Sri Handayani. Pictured in laptop- Imelda Mandala. Image credit: Liarsip.

Finding Ratna Asmara and the Herstory of Indonesian Cinema

The tale of a pioneering woman Indonesian filmmaker converges with the mission of a group of women film researchers, as Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu highlights how archives and historical records often render some stories invisible.

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