Living Together: Interfaith Short Film Launch

Participants visit the Kuil Shri Mariamman temple, Medan. 2017. Photo: A. Yaqin
Participants visit the Kuil Shri Mariamman temple, Medan. 2017. Photo: A. Yaqin


International launch of new short films on interfaith understanding produced by partners in Indonesia

There is growing concern over extremist voices and actions showing that hostility against the ‘religious others’ have worsened in different parts of the world. But there are also many positive examples of people of faith who demonstrate a different way of life by embracing inclusivity and dialogue.  

The goal of these interfaith short films from Indonesia is to showcase positive stories and realistic struggles from the grass roots, aiming to serve as lived examples and promote healthy interfaith relations.  

  • Can such short documentary films contribute to inter-faith understanding and co-existence?   
  • How can such films be used in education for inclusive citizenship?  

These are the main questions addressed at the film launch. The event includes the first online screening of four new short films produced by local organizations in Indonesia, brief interviews with directors and youth representatives and a panel discussion.


  • Risdo Simangunsong, Interfaith Activist, (Jakatarub) Indonesia
  • Fernando Sihotang, Human Rights and Advocacy Coordinator, National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation, Indonesia
  • Dr. Ingvill Thorson Plesner, Researcher and Project Manager, Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies (HL-senteret), Inclusive Citizenship Project
  • Samrawit Gougsa, Communications Officer at Minority Rights Group International, United Kingdom
  • Putu Eka Guna Yasa, Director of BASAbali Wiki, Indonesia


  • Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit, Program Executive for Public Theology and Interreligious Relations, The Lutheran World Federation, Switzerland



Living Together Interfaith Short Film Launch

Online Registration  

Languages: English with Bahasa Indonesia simultaneous interpretation

* The international film launch is organized as a part of a project on freedom of religion or belief and inter-faith understanding. The project is funded by NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation). 

Open to All
10:00 AM GMT+02:00
09 June 2021
11:15 AM GMT+02:00
09 June 2021



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