Discussion “Da’waa Film Within The Boundary of The New Order”

 

Rhoma Irama’s films, especially in the 1970s to 1990s, are the starting point for this discussion. These films claim and frame themselves as propaganda films. The political reality when these films appear and which was consumed by the public is an ambiguous (ambiguous) reality of the relationship between the State and Muslim citizens. There are many limits to political expression for Muslims outside of political expressions sanctioned by the New Order regime. The available paths are cultural paths. Rhoma Irama is on that path, through music and films, da’waa and also being political. This figure has become an expression of dissimilar culture/art, while at the same time being very popular. This da’waa film with ideas and propositions from Rhoma Irama is interesting when it is related to the development of the “Cultural Islam” situation in the post reformation period. Has the cultural Islamic approach, da’waa through popular culture (music and film), experienced further dynamics when the New Order regime with all its boundaries and ideological frames has collapsed and now the world of post reformation culture and politics has changed?

SATURDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2020

19.00-21.00 (UTC+07:00)

Live YouTube Madani Film Festival and Kwikku.com

Speakers:

Andrew N. Weintraub, Eric Sasono, Quirine van Heeren and Hikmat Darmawan (moderator)

Andrew N. Weintraub

Eric Sasono

Quirine van Heeren 

Book Launching “Hunting Muhammad”

 

TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2020

Zoom & YouTube Madani Film Festival

19.00-21.00 Book Launching “Hunting Muhammad” with Feby Indirani, Salman Faridi, Ulil Abshar Abdala and Lia Kusumawardani (moderator)

Book Launching “Memoirs of Garin Nugroho: The Golden Era of Indonesian Film”

 

WEDNESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2020

Zoom & YouTube Madani Film Festival

19.00-21.00 Book launching “Memoirs of Garin Nugroho: The Golden Era of Indonesian Film” with Garin Nugroho, Hikmat Darmawan (Madani Festival Board), Putri Ayudya, Gietty Tambunan (moderator)

Discussion on “Relax It’s Just Religion”

 

THURSDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2020

Zoom & YouTube Madani Film Festival

19.00-21.00 Discussion on “Relax It’s Just Religion” with Feby Indirani (Author, initiator of Relax It’s Just Religion), Inaya Wahid (Madani Festival Board), Riyana Rizki Yuliatin

Discussion “What Can We Learn from Iranian Cinema”

 

A discussion entitled “What Can We Learn from Iranian Cinema” will be held to discuss Iranian cinema thoroughly and deeply. Afifah Ahmad (Tehran Gusdurian activist, author of the book “Road to Persia”) will provide a kind of “insider” eye report on how these films are received and celebrated in Tehran and other cities across Iran. Bastian Zulyeno PhD (Persian studies expert and lecturer at FIB UI) will discuss from the context of Persian culture, to explore Jafar Panahi’s statement who once stated in an interview with Ekky Imanjaya when he was a guest of JIFFEST 2001, “Iranian films are advanced because people are familiar with literary works and philosophy”. The discussion will be hosted by Ekky Imanjaya, a board member of the Madani Film Festival, a lecturer at Binus University’s Film Department, and author of the book “Persian Screen: Panorama of Iranian Cinema”.

FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2020

Live YouTube Madani Film Festival and Kwikku.com

19.00-21.00 Discussion “What Can We Learn from Iranian Cinema” with Afifah Ahmad, Bastian Zulyeno, and Ekky Imanjaya (moderator)

Book Discussion “Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema”

 

The first book of its kind, Alicia Izharuddin’s “Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema” presents a fascinating overview of how films are made the ‘Islamic’ way. Through Islamic films, it tells the story of a nation in political, cultural, and spiritual crisis and its attempts to rise as a key player in the Muslim world. Gender is the central component in Islamic films in its ability to make Islam hyper-visible and a site for women’s empowerment. 

TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2020

Zoom & YouTube Madani Film Festival

19.00-21.00 “Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema” with Alicia Izharuddin and Ekky Imanjaya

 

Alicia Izharuddin is affiliated with the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School and was previously Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Malaya. She is interested in gender and Islam in Southeast Asia and has many publications on the topic. “Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema” is her first book.

Discussion “Filming (and Rediscovering) Identity Politics”
 

In his short documentary from 2014, Gaddafi, Kong Rithdee tells the little story of a teenager and his father facing a piece of an uncommon name, while recording a phenomenon that is still hot today: identity politics and rulers flirting with dictatorships. Gaddafi himself appeared in an era when the old generation of dictators collided. But now the world is witnessing a new era of drugged dictator candidates and their followers, along with the spread of identity politics, which does not exclude religion. Let’s have a relaxed chat with Kong Rithdee and Krisnadi Yuliawan about the current situation of identity politics and authoritarian rule in Thailand and Indonesia, while taking a peek at the situation of Muslim communities in both countries, amid this climate. Let’s keep our sanity together.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020

Zoom & YouTube Madani Film Festival

19.00-21.00 Discussion “Filming (and Rediscovering) Identity Politics” with Kong Rithdee,  Krisnadi Yuliawan and Ifan Ismail (moderator)