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Plantungan: "Pictures of suffering and a woman's power
— May 05, 2011
If we heard the word 'Plantungan', it is associated with Buru Island. It gives us the idea of a place where people were exiled. But for quite sometime after that, the word 'Plantungan' was still associated with PKI (Indonesian Communist Party). But there are still memories of it, apassionistic memories, memories of suffering.
Genjer Genjer (sung by Tika)
— September 30, 2010
Despite Soeharto's propaganda, 'Genjer Genjer' is actually not the anthem of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), but about the hardship of lives during the Japanese occupation where food was scarce and genjer vegetable became an option for food. It was widely banned, but now it's making a comeback. Tika is an Indonesian folk singer who often performs the song with her group, Tika and the Dissidents. The writer of the song itself, Muhammad Arief, was killed for being a PKI sympathiser,
Tjidurian 19: Rumah Budaya yang Dirampas (Seized Culture House)
— July 19, 2014
A film on the experience of LEKRA artists who once lived, worked, and produced at Jalan Tjidurian 19, Cikini, Central Jakarta.
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