Indonesia film support package proves controversial
The Indonesian government this week unveiled a series of measures to help the local film industry. But the package has been criticised as badly thought out. And it has done little to defuse a brewing row with Hollywood studios.
On Tuesday, Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik announced plans for a special budget to subsidise the production of patriotic films. He said that a committee would be formed to set the eligibility criteria and selection of films that “instil love to the nation, raise patriotism and national defence.” He said these “would have a strong effect on national character building.”
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