Ministerial movie date

Raja Ampat in West Papua
Minister Elvestuen arrived directly from forested landscapes in West Papua (pictured) to the movie pre-screening. Photo: Ronny Valstad, Royal Norwegian Embassy.

During the visit of Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, H.E. Ola Elvestuen, to Indonesia, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment and Forestry, H.E. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, invited him to a pre-viewing of the movie “Semesta”.

The movie portrays how seven different communities of different religions and faiths in seven different provinces in Indonesia are tackling climate change and other environmental challenges. The movie is produced with support from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the European Union.


Indonesia's Minister of Environment and Forestry, H.E. Siti Nurbaya, sharing her impressions of the movie "Semesta". Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment. 

The two ministers watched the movie together with the Ambassador of the EU to Indonesia, representatives of their respective ministries and key stakeholders from civil society.

Minister Elvestuen described “Semesta” as a “strongly inspiring movie on mobilizing the people to solve our global challenges, while displaying the beauty of Indonesia and the Indonesian people”. Partners of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative have already expressed interest in bringing the movie to Norway after its premier in Jakarta in April this year.

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