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TTF 2011

The Tong Tong Fair, biggest Eurasian festival of the world

By: Ed Caffin If you have ever been to Dutch city The Hague this time of year, you must have seen it. It is hard to miss. A group of large white tents on Malieveld...

Retel Helmrich

Eye of the Day, Shape of the Moon & Position among the Stars: a beautiful trilogy

By: Ed Caffin This year Leonard Retel Helmrich completed his sweeping documentary-trilogy about an Indonesian family in a Jakarta slum. In Position among the Stars...

pramoedya ananta toer

Pramoedya Ananta Toer – a committment to struggle

By: Ed Caffin Pramoedya Ananta Toer was one of Indonesia’s greatest authors and an influential political figure. When he died in on April 30 in 2006 at the age of 86,...

SBY, president of the Republic of Indonesia

By: Ed Caffin Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, also known as “SBY”, is the president of the Republic of Indonesia. In the first ever direct president elections, in 2004,...

Orientalism: a false perception of the East

By: Ed Caffin Ed Caffin explores why western perspective on the non-Western part of the world is still distorted? In Edward Saids influential book Orientalism a...

Another Example of Neocolonialism? By: Wisnu Leonardus

Neo-colonialism: The long arm of imperialism

By: Ed Caffin The end of World War II sparked a process of decolonisation throughout the World. The days of imperialism would soon be over. More than half a century...