Science Film Festival Once Again Held in Jakarta

Putu Radar Bahurekso    •    Minggu, 15 Nov 2015 18:16 WIB
Science Film Festival Once Again Held in Jakarta
Science Film Festival 2015 in Jakarta. (Photo: MTVN/Putu Radar Bahurekso), Jakarta: The Science Film Festival held for the sixth time in Indonesia. The event, initiated by the Goethe Institut, is one of the series of events of the German Fest.

The program adapts a unique approach in explaining the scientific issues with an entertaining ways. The goal is to elevate the conscience of contemporary science, technology and environmental issues through the film media.

The event was also opened by the Minister of Basic, Middle Education and Culture, Anies Baswedan.

"It is not just about science, but science represented with art creativity. Combining the two may produce something very strong," mentioned Anies Baswedan at the opening in the Ministry's Building, Jakarta, Friday, November 12.

According to its theme of 'International Year of Light' from the United Nations (UN), the Science Film Festival this year invites its audience to find the role of light and its applications in every day's life.

Through the entertaining way, it is hoped that children and students may like science even more. Anies also hopes that science movies may be produced more by Indonesian film makers.

"Through the event, hopefully Indonesian children will be attracted more to science, as also increasing the presence and quality of science documentary movies made in Indonesia," mentioned Elizabeth Soegiharto, the Coordinator of the Science Film Festival Project.

The Science Film Festival is being held starting from November 12 to 26, 2015 in 21 Indonesian cities such as Aceh, Ambon, Balikpapan, Bandung, Bogor, Depok, Jakarta, Makassar, Malang, Manado, Mataram, Medan, Nganjuk, Samarinda, Serang, Sidoarjo, Sumbawa, Surabaya, Tanggerang, Waingapu and Yogyakarta.