Selamat malam AIAV Enthusiast!
Hope you stay warm during the cold winter!
AIAV is one more time, bringing the Australian and Indonesian people together through our upcoming event, “Nonton Bareng: They call me Babu”.
Directed by Sandra Beerends, who is of Indonesian and Dutch heritage, They Call Me Babu is a universal, timeless story about love, loyalty and the empowerment of women. The film is entirely composed of unique archive footage and tells the story of Alima, who worked as a nanny in the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. Her story plays out against the backdrop of World War II and the country’s subsequent struggle for independence. Throughout these years, Alima is a loyal and loving nanny, but at the same time she remains true to her lover Riboet, who is an independence fighter.
This viewing is followed by a discussion with Dr Ken M.P. Setiawan, who is a lecturer in Indonesian and Asian Studies at the Asia Institute. She is also an Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at the Melbourne Law School.
Refreshment and light Indonesian meal will provided during and after the viewing.
Get yourself registered now from the following link: https://aiav.org.au/event-4877027
Attendance is limited to 60 viewers.
Further information about the event is attached bellow.