Leipzig: Screening Religion: “Mata tertutup (The Blindfold)” von Garin Nugroho


Mata tertutup (The Blindfold)
directed by Garin Nugroho
Date:   14 August, 7-9 p.m.
Venue: Café Alibi (Beethovenstraße 6)

“The film is built around three loosely interwoven stories of young people who fall prey to a banned extremist Islamic sect called Negara Islam Indonesia (NII). The stories attempt to come at the phenomenon from different perspectives of wealth, age and gender, showing that this is a problem that crosses all these primary social distinctions, and hence has a salience for all major social groups.”

Saskia Schäfer (Head of the Freigeist Research Project “Secularity, Islam, and Democracy in Indonesia and Turkey”) &
Leona Pröpper (Watch Indonesia!)

About the film series “Screening Religion”
organised by the Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities”

“Once a month, we screen international documentaries and movies rarely seen in German cinemas. Religion features in every film, be it as a catalyst for negotiation processes or a source of conflict, a marker of identity or a constitutive element of social background. Thus, we seek to screen films on religion whilst simultaneously screening for “religion” as a cinematic object.”

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