Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI is a 1984 Indonesian docudrama written and
directed by Arifin C. Noer, produced by G. Dwipayana, and starring
Amoroso Katamsi, Umar Kayam, and Syubah Asa. Produced over a period of
two years with a budget of Rp. 800 million, the film was sponsored by
the New Order government under Suharto (pictured). Based on Nugroho
Notosusanto's history of the 30 September Movement coup in 1965, It
depicts the kidnapping and killings of six generals by the Communist
Party of Indonesia and Air Force, as well as Suharto's destruction of
the movement. It closes with an urging for the Indonesian populace to
fight against all forms of communism. The film was a commercial and
critical success: nominated for seven awards at the 1984 Indonesian Film
Festival (winning one), it reached record audience numbers – although
many viewings were mandatory. It was used as a propaganda vehicle by the
New Order government until its collapse, televised annually on 30
September. Since the fall of Suharto in 1998, such use of the film has
become less common, and although the film's artistic aspects remain well
received, its misrepresentation of history has been criticised.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pengkhianatan_G30S/PKI>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Muslim conquest of Transoxiana: Turgesh tribes attacked the
exposed Umayyad baggage train, which had been sent ahead of the main
force, and captured it.
The Vulcan Street Plant, the first hydroelectric central
station to serve a system of private and commercial customers in North
America, went on line in Appleton, Wisconsin, US.
World War II: General Władysław Sikorski became Prime
Minister of the Polish government-in-exile.
Construction of the Kwun Tong Line, the first line of Hong
Kong's MTR rapid transit system, was completed.
Japanese researchers took the first photographs of a live giant
squid in its natural habitat.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (from the Latin word for skin, "cutis") To form skin, as, the wound area
was left to cutify.
2. (from "cute" + "-ify", perhaps modeled on "beautify") To
make cute, as,
she cutified her room.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Christ is the population of the world, and every object as
well. There is no room for hypocrisy. Why use bitter soup for healing
when sweet water is everywhere?
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