BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS U.S. DEBUT OF DOCUDRAMA ABOUT INDONESIAN STUDENT UNREST, ON APRIL 24
April 5, 2001
Borough of Manhattan Community College will show a new docudrama, Of Political Uncertainty: Indonesian Students on the Move on April 24, 2001. The film debuts in Paris, France, on April 8.
Directed and produced by Ray Zulfirman Parsioan, a BMCC student in his graduating semester, the film covers the recent Indonesian student movement in Jakarta and its socio-political impact. By the end of the film, a number of Indonesian students, journalists, activists, and parents of deceased activists ask international students to recommend solutions to their situation in Jakarta. Comparing the contemporary student movement in Indonesia to student movements of the 1960s in the U.S., Parsioan suggests that student movements serve as prologue to successful political mobilization.
A friend’s violent death in Jakarta prompted BMCC student to make the docudrama
The filmmaker, Ray Zulfirman Parsioan, was born in Indonesia. In 1999, he enrolled as a full-time student at BMCC, where he majors in Business Administration. When his friend was killed in 1999 during student riots in Jakarta, Parsioan decided to go back to Indonesia and work on a documentary.
The screening of Of Political Uncertainty: Indonesian Students on the Move will take place on April 24th, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the BMCC Student Development Center. Admission is free and open to the public
Borough of Manhattan Community College is located at 199 Chambers Street. To reach the college by subway, take the 1,2,3,9,A, C, E, J, or M trains to Chambers Street and walk west on Chambers Street. Alternately, take the 4, 5, or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge and walk west on Chambers Street, or take the N or R to City Hall and walk west on Chambers Street.
For more information contact Prof. Tricia Lin at 212.346.8661 or Ray Zulfirman Parsioan at firstname.lastname@example.org.