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THROUGH THE LENS
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Venue: Discursive Space, Arts West 553, University of Melbourne, Parkville
Date/Time: Thursday, April 19th 2018, 06:30 - 09:30 PM
Ticket Price: $10
Bundle Ticket Prices for 4th Wall + Through the Lens: $15
Films: - Short Film Competition Winner
           - The Malediction
           - On the Origin of Fear
           - Pria

Through the Lens is a screening and discussion of three international award-winning Indonesian short films. Especially curated for film enthusiasts, a range of panelists is invited to engage in a critically interactive discussion regarding Indonesian culture and the techniques of filmmaking. This year’s lineup will feature Pria, On the Origin of Fear and The Malediction. Guests will also have an exclusive viewing of our Short Film Competition winning screenplay. Through the Lens wishes to invite moviegoers and movie enthusiasts to simply taste this truly enriching cinematic experience.
FILMS
THE MALEDICTION
In a religiously conservative small town, Haji Halim, a wealthy cattle trader, intends to help the life of a young widow by asking her to be his second wife. Unfortunately, Munah, Haji Halim’s wife, does not agree to the plan. She curses Haji Halim to have a miserable life.

PRIA
Aris, a gay Muslim teenager living in rural Indonesia struggles with the conflicting notions of tradition and duty as he finds himself increasingly drawn to his well-traveled English teacher despite his upcoming marital preparations to a woman he harbors no romantic feelings for.

ON THE ORIGIN OF FEAR
One soldier and one prisoner. Two soldiers and one film director. That day, they talk to each other very intimately: about pain, loyalty, betrayal, drama and terror.
PANELLISTS
SANDRA SCRIBERRAS
Lecturer in Narrative, Film and Television, University of Melbourne

ARIEL HERYANTO
Indonesian sociologist whose main area of interests are cultural studies, media studies, and postcolonial studies