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Indonesian Film a Question of Religious Tolerance

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A guard discovers a bomb tucked under a pew in a church, grabs it and runs out to save the congregation. It explodes some distance away, killing him instantly.

The scene is from a newly released film about religious tolerance, but its eerie similarity to the discovery of bombs placed near a church in West Java last week is chilling.

The movie’s characters explore struggles with their faiths through scenes such as inter-religious marriage or workplaces that challenge the practice of their beliefs. One controversial scene has a character playing a Muslim working in a restaurant that sells pork.

The movie, simply titled “?”, has sparked protests from some quarters, but many Indonesians feel it is high time society talked openly about these topics.

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via The Jakarta Globe

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