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Rewriting the story of 1965

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In this article: Wijaya Herlambang

Written by Andreas D. Arditya
Originally published in Jakarta Post.

Jun 08, 2014
In his book, Kekerasan Budaya Pasca 1965: Bagaimana Orde Baru Melegitimasi Anti-Komunisme Melalui Sastra dan Film (Post-1965 Cultural Violence: How the New Order Legitimized Anti-communism Through Literature and Film), Wijaya said the regime implemented a prolonged political campaign, which was culturally aggressive, to legitimize violence against communists and their supporters during and after 1965. '€œThe regime justified its violence through films, museums, dioramas, monuments, commemoration days, course material, school books, history books and literature,'€ he said.

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