Competition: Bhinneka Tinggal Duka?

by Alexandra Crosby September 27, 2012
Diversity Leaves Grief? Online Video Competition on (in)tolerance in Indonesia. The competition is open to the public and submissions are welcome until September 21, 2012. Submit your video and make the change!

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Jakarta: July 18, 2012

Bhinneka Tinggal Duka? Kompetisi Video Online (IN)toleransi/ Diversity Leaves Grief? Online Video Competition on (in)tolerance in Indonesia

EngageMedia is pleased to announce the launch of a new online video competition.

The aim of the competition is to use online video technologies to develop space and tools for Indonesian people to articulate their aspirations for peace and their frustrations with violence. The winning videos will be used as tools for education, campaigning and advocacy by individuals and civil society groups working on issues of diversity and tolerance and Indonesia.

The name of the competition draws from the national motto of Indonesia, ‘Bhinneka Tunggal Ika’, an Old Javanese saying loosely translated as 'Unity in Diversity' and literally meaning '(Although) in pieces, yet One'.

EngageMedia's competition remixes this ubiquitous motto into 'Bhinneka Tinggal Duka?' or 'Diversity Leaves Grief?' referring to the violence that has resulted from religious intolerance in Indonesia over the last decade.

Indonesian videomakers are invited to submit their short videos online at

There are over AUD1000 in prizes and winners will be invited to a master class on video distribution in Jakarta.

Details at

Twitter hashtag: #bhinnekatinggalduka



Supported by: Paras Indonesia, Gambar Gerak, Wahid Institute, Indonesia Tanpa FPI, OurVoice, Perkumpulan 6211, Sejuk