Indonesian Pluralities

Indonesian Pluralities is a film, print, and multimedia project for educators, journalists, NGOs, and policy analysts on cultural and religious diversity, democracy, and civic co-existence in contemporary Indonesia. It explores Indonesia’s religious and ethnic plurality in both its rich promise and ongoing challenges.

The series portrays Indonesia as a dynamic site of great promise and disputes about what Indonesia is, and what it should best become. Each film is approximately 45 minutes in length. Rich with images of Indonesia’s beauty, all of the films highlight some aspect of the complex diversity of Indonesian culture, politics, and society, as well as social conflicts that have emerged in relation to that plurality. This film series is, in short, the story of an unfinished but hopeful Indonesia.

The films are the product of collaboration between the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), Graduate School, Gadjah Mada University; the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University; and the WatchdoC Documentary. The project was made possible through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, New York.

The Indonesian Pluralities films are now available at YouTube page.

Contact for inquiries at crcs@ugm.ac.id.

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  • Kira Kay

    Emmy-award winning American Advisor

  • Interviewing Pak Mustafigh

  • Pak Mustafigh

    well known progressive islamic alim/religous scholar

  • Interviewing Pak Mustafigh

  • Pak Mustafigh

    A well known progressive Islamic alim/religious scholar

  • Madrasa Boarding School

  • Professor Bob Hefner and team

  • Watchdoc Team

    In Mlangi, outside Yogyakarta, Indonesia