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Indonesian film collection “Us Against Corruption” gives hope to combating everyday corruption

May 7, 2012
Transparency International
Popcorn. Cola. Love. Betrayal. Tears. Laughter. A collective gasp from the audience as a local heartthrob appears on screen. A unified “uh-oh” as one of the characters is about to discover her husband’s love affair. Tears as some parents have to make agonising choices about their children. The stars of the film waiting outside to sign autographs and talk. A typical evening at the movies as part of Jakarta’s vibrant nightlife? Not a bit of it. The audience packed into the Epicentrum XXI cinema in Jakarta last Tuesday evening were there to watch four short films about the pernicious and devastating impact of corruption on people’s lives.