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A. Purnama, PhD

Communications advisor
A. Purnama, PhD

Ari Purnama is a hybrid of a scholar, educator, and practitioner in film and visual communication studies. He has obtained his PhD and Research MA degree (cum laude) from the University of Groningen. His doctoral research examines the transformation, function, and meaning of visual stylistic innovations in contemporary Indonesian filmmaking. In 2014 he was appointed as a visiting research fellow at the Communication Arts Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written and directed several short fiction films independently as well as for CinemAsia Film Festival, Amsterdam, with the theme focusing on inter-generational conflict. It is entitled Our Attachment to Rice (Dutch: Onze Band Met Rijst) and it tackles the theme of the ageing Indo-Dutch community members in the Netherlands. The film is available online on his Vimeo page: His objective is to bring theory, history and filmmaking closer, strengthening the scholar-practitioner symbiosis. 


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