Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens In Australia

10 June, 2010 by IF

Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens In Australia, directed by John Hughes, recalls the birth of Indonesia, and the impact of a small film, made at a moment of crisis, on Australia’s relations with its northern neighbor and it’s legacy for Australian documentary film culture.

Internationally renowned Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens, in collaboration with Indonesian activists, Chinese, Indian and Australian trade unionists, and local artists and filmmakers, made Indonesia Calling a film documenting the crucial role of Australian trade union support in the establishment of the new Indonesian Republic.