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Hollywood Movies To Be Withdrawn From Indonesia's Cinema? or Another Diversion Issue?

This evening, I read an extremely shocking news. Hollywood movies are soon to be withdrawn from Indonesia !!! It really is a big disaster for me, a moviegoer, movie maniac and movie analyst. I cannot imagine if this is going to be true. How can I watch my expected movies: Thor, Captain America and the most anticipated movies of this year Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 !!

Based on the news, there is a new duty regulation for the imported movies -especially Hollywood movies. It causes the duty higher than before. It makes the Hollywood movies importer reluctant to import more. They do not to pay more money. Government argues that they do so to protect national films. They want to make national films to become national box offices.

I don't know why the government makes such a hasty and unplanned decision. Why don't they discuss it with the movie importers at first? Don't they have sociologist in their governmental bodies? Don't they calculate the sociological impact of such decision? Don't they know that out of 10 Indonesian movies, 7 one of them contain sexual content?

This decision, if it is really going to be implemented will not only influence moviegoers like me. It will make people reluctant go to cinema. Once they do so, the cinema will have less income. The worst result will then be a closing of hundreds of cinemas. It will cause more numbers of unemployments. Geeez... Do they need teenagers to advise them?

However, I am quite suspicious that it is only a diversion for greater issues such as Ahmadiyah. See, once this issue is blown, the Ahmadiyah case is nowhere to be found. This is actually a repeating pattern in Indonesia. One issue to cover other issues. One issue to bury other issues.

I only hope that gov's decision to increase the duty rate will be canceled. I really don't want to go to cinema watching Pocong Ngesot, Arwah Goyang Karawang, or other silly romance Indonesian films.

(Published with great disappointment... sorry if there are grammar or vocabulary or spelling error... My mind is just so messed up with this news >,<)



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