Pengkhianatan G30SPKI is a 1984 Indonesian propaganda docudrama. It is based on an official history of the 30 September Movement coup in 1965. It depicts the period leading up to the coup and several days after it. It was the first commercially released domestic feature film to deal with the events of 1965.
About Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI in brief
Pengkhianatan G30SPKI is a 1984 Indonesian propaganda docudrama. It is based on an official history of the 30 September Movement coup in 1965. The film depicts the period leading up to the coup and several days after it. It was the first commercially released domestic feature film to deal with the events of 1965. Since the fall of Suharto in 1998, such use of the film has become less common. Although the film’s artistic aspects remain well-received, its misrepresentation of history has been criticised. The story has been manufactured, based on the PKI, which staged a coup in 1948. The president is also being manipulated by the party based on poverty, while the rich flaunt their wealth. President Sukarno is ill and may die, his political concept of Nasakom has been promoted as an explosive growth in the country’s power. The movie was nominated for seven awards at the 1984 Indonesian Film Festival, winning one. It reached record viewership numbers – although in many cases audiences were required to see the film. The film was used as a propaganda vehicle by the New Order government until its collapse; televised annually on 30 September and became mandatory viewing for students. In the years that followed, the Indonesian Army and general populace undertook a campaign of retribution, killing or capturing suspected PKI members and the G30S leadership – including most of the most senior members of the G 30S leadership.
In a time of economic turmoil, six generals are kidnapped and killed by thePKI and Air Force, purportedly to pre-empt a coup against President Sukarni. The bodies, along with those of others captured by the G20S, were dumped down a well at Lubang Buaya, Jakarta, on 1 October 1965. Later that morning, armed forces occupied Merdeka Square in central Jakarta. They announced that the movement had secured several key locations in the city in an attempt to forestall a coup by the Generals’ Council. The movement’s core leadership, later joined by the President, stayed at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base. By that time the G40S leadership had escaped, while SukarnO had withdrawn to his palace in Bogor. In the following days, the RRI radio announcer stopped a play of, and ejecting a Beatles, and threw it to a stack of Western cultural products, which is later burned. The RRI building was later burned to the ground, and the Beatles’ record was later thrown to the side. The PKI claimed millions of members, a growing number influenced by hyperinflation and widespread poverty. The Army, however, was distrustful of the PKi, and reciprocated by the feeling which the PK I reciprocated. In 1965 the Army, but the Army had a distrustful relationship with PKI. The Army was distrustfully of PKI,. By 1965 the army, however,. The army, was distrustful of the Communist Party of Indonesia.