The Yale Council on Southeast Asian Studies, in collaboration with the Graduate Education & Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortium and Justice in Southeast Asia Lab (JSEALab), will be screening the film Dragon for Sale followed by a online discussion with the film’s Director, Producers, and Research Team.
Dragon for Sale documents the Indonesian government’s “10 New Balis” development project in Eastern Indonesia and presents a critical look at attempts to turn Flores and the Komodo Islands into an international tourist destination. The documentary film highlights the darker side of the project’s history, including catastrophic environmental degradation and multiple human rights violations as local populations are forced out of their ancestral homes to make way for resorts and restaurants. The film showcases the resistance movements of local communities striving to create alternative tourism development and conservation plans through an indigenous framework of human-animal kinship and coexistence.
This hybrid event is being simulcast in-person at six universities across the United States and on Zoom across the globe. It is the first international screening of this groundbreaking documentary since its mid-April release in Indonesia.
Join us on Monday May 1st at 6pm in Room 105 of the Anthropology building, 10 Sachem St. at 6:00pm or on Zoom at https://bit.ly/41Uqw0X