SOAS University of London

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

JASMERAH: The mass killings of 1965-66 and the occupation of East Timor

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Date: 27 April 2019Time: 11:00 AM

Finishes: 27 April 2019Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

Type of Event: Film Screening

('Jangan Sekali-kali Meninggalkan Sejarah')

The zeal of Reformasi has noticeably dwindled in the 20 years since the fall of Suharto. Still lacking is an awareness towards the unspeakable violence committed by his regime. Highly questionable talking points continue to obfuscate discussion of Indonesian history. Needless to say, this has crushed hopes for reconciliation. 

This event aims to build a love for Indonesian not grounded on fear and ignorance but on facts. By highlighting Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence (2012) and Gordon's Bloodshoot: The Dreams and Nightmares of East Timor (2011), we hope to inspire a more analytical approach to the (our) archipelago's history. We believe this is key to a dignified future for Indonesia. as 'those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'. 

Film Screenings
The Look of Silence 

Time: 11.00 - 13.30

Discussion with: 

  • Soe Tjen Marching - Senior lector in Indonesian, author of The End of Silence: Accounts of the 1965 Genocide in  Indonesia. 

Moderated by:

  • Ben Murtagh - Head of School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS University of London.
Bloodshot: The Dreams and Nightmares of East Timor

Time: 14:30 - 17:00

Discussion with:

  • Peter A. Gordon - Director of Bloodshot - The Nightmares of East Timor
  • Niall Almond - Former staff at La'o Hamutuk - Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring & Analysis, SOAS graduate of MSc Globalisation and Development. 
  • Pelagio Doutel - Former staff at La'o Hamutuk, currently a researcher for Tapol, Indonesian human researcher for Tapol, Indonesian rights NGO, SOAS graduate of MA International Studies and Diplomacy.

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