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Lights, Camera, Science at Film Festival in Jakarta

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Jakarta will for the first time host the Goethe-Institut’s annual Science Film Festival, which is scheduled to run from Nov. 16-30 in theaters around the city.

The festival will feature 28 science-related films from 11 Asian and European countries.

One of the main goals of the festival is to get young Indonesians, particularly those between the ages of 9 and 16, more excited about science and technology. “Good scientific films are an art,” said Franz Xaver Augustin, director of the Goethe-Institut Indonesia.

“They have the power to break down barriers between scientists and the broader public who are interested in exploring solutions to the challenges of our time and those that will be faced by future generations. Our focus is on passing scientific knowledge to younger generations, and to get them interested in raising these questions.”

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via Jakarta Globe

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