AIYA is proud to announce that our chapters are hosting screenings of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail, across Australia. Following a screening at the Indonesian Film Festival in Melbourne, AIYA will screen this film at the following locations:
- Adelaide – 3 May, 5pm, Multimedia Room, Hub Level 0, Flinders University, Bedford Park
- Yogyakarta – 15 May, 6:30pm, Sleman Creative Space (Link to RSVP)
- Canberra – 17 May, 6:30pm, National Film and Sound Archive (Link to RSVP)
- Sunshine Coast – 18 May, 7:30pm, USC Art Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast (Link to RSVP)
- Brisbane – 19 May, 7:30pm, Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus, Griffith University (Link to RSVP)
- Sydney – 24 May, 7pm, Randwick Ritz (Link to RSVP)
- Darwin – 26 May, 7pm, Charles Darwin University (Link to RSVP)
- Hobart – 8 June, 7pm, University of Tasmania
- Perth – 24 June, 3:30pm, Baylis Theatre, University of Western Australia (NEW DATE)
Grab your tickets using the above links to secure your spot! For any questions about any of the screenings, please contact your local chapter.
Directed by Jay Subyakto and produced by Sheila Timothy, Banda reveals the beauty and fascinating history behind a little-known part of Indonesia.
In medieval centuries, a handful of nutmegs worth more than a crate of gold in European Markets. The monopoly of the Arab and the crusade wars brought European countries in the race to find spice islands, which later sparked the clash of nations. Banda, the only place where nutmegs grew, became the place European nations fought over. The Dutch relinquished their claim to Manhattan in exchange for Rhun, a small island in Banda, an English colony, to gain monopoly of the lucrative nutmeg and mace trade. In Banda, the first slavery and massacre happened in Indonesia. But there too, the spirit of nationalism and multicultural identity was born.