Tuesday 28 October at 3 o'clock a selection of short movies will be screened at the Faculty of Philosophy, Parahyangan University, Jl.Nias2 (lantai2). The Indonesion cineasts question the meaning of 1998 today. After the screening there will be time for discussion. For more info: http://9808films.wordpress.com/.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
James Nachtwey was awarded the TED prize in 2007 that came with 100,000 US dollar. Nachtwey uses this money to create awareness for the forgotten plague TB. He says: "I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated."
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Former president and leader of the largest Muslim organization Nahdatul Ulama (NU) K.H. Abdurraman Wahid who is better known as Gus Dur (born 7 September, 1940) likes to joke around (see here): "President Abdurrahman Wahid jokes that while Sukarno was crazy about women; his successor, Suharto, was crazy about money; and the third president, BJ Habibie, was just plain crazy - in his own case he says it was those who elected him who were the crazy ones." His presidency only lasted from 1999 to 2001 when he was impeached on grounds of corruption allegations for which he was never tried and sentenced. It is unlikely that he will be reelected in the presidential elections of 2009. (See also the Wahid Institute.)