• Year: 2015
  • Duration: 19 minutes
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Language: Indonesian with English Subtitle

Film Director(s)

Marjito Iskandar Tri Gunawan

Film Synopsis:

The Chinatown of Lasem is a site that holds the traces of multiculturalism which has become very important for building with Indonesian culture. Lasem brings together the various ethnic and religious groups namely as the Javanese, Chinese, Arabic, Islam, Christianity, Catholicism and Confucianism. The “Pesantren Kauman Lasem” was first established in 2005 by its founder and caretaker Gus Zaim who explains that the emblem of Chinese identity in the buildings is a form of acculturation between Javanese, Chinese, and Arabic descents. Multicultural interaction has lasted for a long time and has built awareness of the importance of dialogue between the parties. This is seen as a way to reduce potential conflicts due to the rise of radicalism and violence between religious communities.

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