Indonesian Heritage Society, Jakarta is a non-profit organization
offering the opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural heritage
of Indonesia. The varied activities of the society, including tours,
lectures and study groups, provide a stepping stone to discovering the
culture, life, history and art of this vast archipelago. The society has
a large multinational following that includes many Indonesians and,
while most activities are conducted in English, the French, Japanese and
Korean sections provide the opportunity to participate in projects and
lectures conducted in their own languages.
EVENING LECTURE SERIES 2014
Tuesdays at 7:00p.m.
Is Honesty the Best Policy?: Rising to the Challenge of doing business in Indonesia without ‘payments’
Tuesday March 11 – Dharsono Hartono
When Dharsono Hartono and his colleagues decided to invest in rainforest in Kalimantan, they also chose to obtain the concession, run the company and generally live their lives without resorting to facilitating payments. Come and hear the sometimes hilarious, mostly frustrating but always interesting history of how the company finally got their concession using the official regulations and the continuing story of how they run the forest under the REDD+ system as an investment in carbon credits for their own business success and also for the benefit of the environment, again within the regulations.
Dharsono and his team believe that if the younger people of Indonesia take responsibility for starting the fight against corruption and bribery from the bottom up, then slowly the situation will improve. He himself has degrees in financial engineering from the USA and his background as a financial consultant prepared him to take up this challenge. He is also a keen environmentalist which explains the choice of rainforest protection as his career.
For complete information and details on Evening Lecture Series please click here.
The Indonesian Heritage Society, in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, invites you to a special film screening of “Sokola Rimba”, the collective work product of dynamic producer-director duo Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza. The film will have English subtitles, supported by the Indonesian Heritage Society and promises to be a great opportunity to watch, learn, support and promote an Indonesian movie made for all ages!
Movie : Sokola Rimba
Duration : 90 minutes
Director & Screenwriter : Riri Riza
Producer : Mira Lesmana
Cast : Prisia Nasution (also appeared in Rectoverso), Nyungsang Bungo, Beindah, Nengkabau, Rukman Rosadi, Nadhira Suryadi, Netta KD, Ines Somellera
About Sokola Rimba : Sokola Rimba is based on the story (of the same name) written by Butet Manurung. It depicts Manurung’s year as an anthropologist, educator and activist with the Orang Rimba (People of the Forest), the nomadic indigenous tribes living in the rainforests of Jambi in central Sumatra. In Sokola Rimba, Butet spends most of her days deep in the dense Bukit Duabelas jungle spreading literacy and teaching basic math to the children of the Orang Rimba. She soon runs into challenges presented by a community rooted in tradition and its belief that anything from outside the community is a curse and is destructive. Butet realizes she has to find another way to bring education and learning into the lives of the Orang Rimba children, and the film tells us of her journey.
About Riri Riza : A pioneer of Indonesian new-age cinema who came to fame with the 1997 omnibus “Kuldesak”, Riri Riza has once again, wielded his weapon of choice by casting locals in the main roles and shooting in locations true to the story. He stays true to his signature-style as seen in “Laskar Pelangi “(2008) and “Atambua 39° Celsius” (2012), by featuring native Indonesian tribes.
COME JOIN US!
Date: 17 March, 2014, Monday
Venue: Japan Foundation, Gedung Summitmas I, 2nd Floor, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Kav. 61-62
Time: 10:00 a.m
Reservations: To reserve a seat, please send an email to
Please click here to view a short trailer of the movie.
For further information, please call Indonesian Heritage Society at + (62) 21 572 5870 or visit our website www.heritagejkt.org.