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Aryo Danusiri

Aryo Danusiri

Aryo Danusiri is a video artist and anthropologist born in Jakarta in 1973. His works have been exploring the circulations of new keywords, violence and memory in reconfiguring political and social landscape of post-authoritarian Indonesian 1998. Those works have premiered at various festivals, including Rotterdam, Amnesty Amsterdam, Mead Festival and Yamagata "New Asia Current." His first feature length documentary, Playing Between Elephants was awarded "Movies That Matters for Best Human Rights Film" at Jakarta International Film Festival 2007 and "Best Documentary" at Brussels Independent IFF. In 2005, he finished his Master's Degree in Visual Cultural Studies from Tromsų University, Norway. Danusiri is the filmmaker of Ragam Media Network, a Jakarta based institution that develops visual media as a catalyst for cross-cultural learning and community knowledge management. At present, he is doing his Ph.D. in the Media Anthropology program, with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice at Harvard University.

Films Available at DER
On Broadway

Related Links
Official Website
Sensory Ethnography Lab


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