12/08/2021 — 13/08/2021

Photo: Dico Baskoro, 2021

Photo: Dico Baskoro, 2021

** Text nur auf Englisch

Alternative Indonesian Performance & Film Festival

dates at District: 12 + 13 August 2021

Free only with registration. Link will be announced at instagram:@soydivision.berlin

To make our gatherings as safe as possible amidst the ongoing corona virus pandemic, we kindly ask everyone to join with a negative Covid test and wear FFP2 masks when required.


For the premiere edition of KAUM Indonesian Alternative Performance & Film Festival, “Dare” is chosen as the thematic focus, to highlight the struggles and challenges currently faced by marginalized communities in the country. The festival organized by Indonesian diaspora in Berlin will happen from 7 – 21 August across different venues in Berlin.  The line-up at District will include various activities focusing on a range of topics. Please see the following schedule for details.



Thursday, 12 August 2021

4 – 6 pm

Discourse Event:  Between joy and survival: Transgender Activism in Indonesia
(Co-organized with Queer Asia in Berlin)

Film screening: Diary Lempuyangan (Dir. Arie Prabowo, 2018)
followed by a hybrid Q&A with the film protagonist/ Indonesian trans activist Rully Malay.
* In Indonesian with English translation

Film screening: Madame X ( Dir. Lucky Kuswandi, 2018)

7–21 pm

Special Screenings by In-Docs: Indonesia Distanced Stories (2020)
Presenting six Indonesian short documentary films highlighting the ethical processes in filmmaking with and about marginalized communities.


Friday, 13 August 2021

3 – 5 pm

Discourse Event: Feminist Organizing in Indonesia
A hybrid discussion with women artists and activists focusing on the joy and challenges of feminist organizing across the archipelago.

8 – 8.30 pm

Performance:  A Self-care Ritual
A performance on body dysmorphia by Asarela Dewi and Andra Stefanowski


KAUM festival is made possible with the supports of Fonds Darstellende Künste,  our institutional partners:  Queer Asia in Berlin, EU Solidarity Corps, Minikino, Jakarta Feminist,  Indocs, and venue partners: Anaconda am Ufer, District and Oyoun.

This festival is organized by soydivision Kollektiv:  a performing art collective consisting of Berlin-based Indonesians, positioning itself in the intersection of art and activism. As a registered UG, Soydivision curated performances, organized workshops, culinary art activities, film screening, and discussion sessions. Their diasporic point of views offer an alternative approach to contemporary challenges through art, inviting a new kind of dialogues and engagement. – www.soydivision.berlin