Celebrating Film and Human Rights: The 100% Manusia Film Festival 2023


The highly anticipated "100% Manusia Film Festival 2023" has officially kicked off its seventh edition, offering audiences a diverse selection of films from 22 countries. Running from September 30 to October 8, 2023, in three major Indonesian cities – Jakarta, Bekasi, and Yogyakarta – the festival's theme, "Shake and Roll," invites viewers to passionately embrace the values of Human Rights (HAM) through the medium of film. All screenings and events are accessible to the public free of charge.

Kurnia Dwijayanto, Director of the 100% Manusia Film Festival, expressed his pride in the festival's growth and the inclusion of Indonesian young filmmakers in a new program called "100% STMJ (Shorts Term Memory of Joy)." Dwijayanto stated, "This demonstrates the high relevance of HAM issues among young generations. The 100% Manusia Film Festival is proud to serve as a platform for young filmmakers to voice their thoughts."

The "100% STMJ" program showcases a compilation of short films dedicated to appreciating emerging young filmmakers who use their first works to advocate deep narratives on HAM and humanity. The program's premiere screenings include:

- October 2, 18:30 at Erasmus Huis (100% STMJ Premiere)
- October 5, 14:30 at Institut Kesenian Jakarta
- October 6, 16:30 at IFI Yogyakarta
- October 6, 17:00 at SAE Institut Auditorium
- October 8, 12:00 at Goethe Haus Auditorium

The festival commenced with the screening of the Spanish film "20,000 Species of Bees," directed by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren. This award-winning drama, which secured the prestigious Silver Bear at Berlinale 2023, explores the journey of a child discovering their identity. Audiences can catch this film on September 30, 2023, at IFI Yogyakarta and on October 4, 2023, at Goethe-Institut Jakarta.

Diego Santiago Rivero, Deputy Ambassador of Spain to Indonesia, described the film as a reflection of the beautiful struggle to embrace differences. He remarked, "In this film, viewers will witness the beautiful expression of the struggle to accept differences. It portrays the struggle for identity as we grow up or the universal quest we all undertake to understand and find our identities throughout our lives."

At Goethe-Institut, audiences can also enjoy the "100% Exhibition" featuring the debut photography exhibition titled "Colors of Freedom" by Jakarta-based young artist Richardo Fransiscoli. According to Richardo, the exhibition focuses on the changing perspectives of humanity over time, presented in a thought-provoking and playful manner. Visitors can engage directly with Richardo during the Artist Talk event scheduled for October 1, 2023, at 15:30 WIB at Goethe-Institut.

Vivian Idris, Chairman of the Festival and Activity Organizer Division at the Indonesian Film Board, emphasized the significance of the 100% Manusia Film Festival in educating audiences on important issues of humanity, human rights, and equality. She urged continued support for the festival.

In addition to the 100% Exhibition, the festival includes various non-screening events, such as:

- 100% Cinergi: Ali & The Queens (October 1, 12:30 WIB, Goethe-Institut Indonesien)
- 100% DIY: Film Archive (October 2 & 3, Institut Kesenian Jakarta & SAE Institute)
- 100% Outloud (October 5, 19:30 WIB, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta)
- 100% All You Can Read: Malam Seribu Jahanam (October 6, 17:00 WIB, Embassy of Austria, Menteng)
- A Walk to Understand: Deliciously Diverse Pasar Baru (October 7, 08:00 WIB, Pasar Baru)
- 100% Nyinyir (October 7, 13:30 WIB, Erasmus Huis)
- 100% In Harmony (October 8, 20:00 WIB, Goethe-Institut Indonesien)

Offline screenings of the 100% Manusia Film Festival are hosted at cultural centers in Jakarta, including IFI Thamrin, Goethe-Institut Indonesien, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta, Erasmus Huis, and the Embassy of Austria. Additionally, the festival extends to the 100% LAYTAN (Outdoor Screenings) program at Summarecon Mall Bekasi and Goethe-Institut Indonesien. While enjoying the festival, attendees are required to register as members offline at the screening venues before obtaining tickets and participating in film screenings or other festival events.

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