FSC-Harvard Fellow 2015-16, 2017-18
Veronika Kusumaryati is PhD candidate in Anthropology with a secondary field in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University. She is currently working on her dissertation about colonial politics and the making of political consciousness in West Papua, a self-identifying term that refers to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia. She received her bachelor degree in Film and Media Studies from the Jakarta Institute of Arts and has worked as a film and video curator since then. For the Film Study Center Fellowship, she’s developing an online video platform with her Papuan subjects called West Papua Updates. West Papua Updates is a non-profit video-channel providing updates on the situation in West Papua and now is part of the media foundation Tabloid Jubi. It aims to provide spaces for Papuans to raise their voices, and to be heard by broader audiences.
West Papua Updates: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpR094O4Lo37EldM92k7NFw/feed
“Expedition Content” by Ernst Karel and Veronika Kusumaryati Chosen as Top 10 Film of 2022 in New York Times
New York Times critic Manohla Dargis selects "Expedition Content" by Ernst Karel and Veronika Kusumaryati for Best Films of 2022.
FSC Fellows screen at Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real
November 13-26: Current and former FSC Fellows screen new works at Lincoln Center's Art of the Real.
Berlinale Premiere: “Expedition Content” by Ernst Karel and Veronika Kusumaryati
FSC-Harvard Fellows, Ernst Karel and Veronika Kusumaryati will premiere Expedition Content at the 70th Berlin Film Festival at the end of February.