Dini Adanurani is an independent art researcher and translator based in Jakarta. She graduated from Universitas Indonesia with a bachelor degree on Philosophy Studies. In 2015, she started writing semi-regularly in this blog (previously jesuismager.wordpress.com) and grew a passion for cinema. She joined her campus film club Sinematografi UI and was involved in organizing UI Film Festival since 2017, until she became Festival Director in 2019. In 2018, she joined Milisifilem Collective, a study platform initiated by Forum Lenteng focusing on visual experimentation. Other involvements in Forum Lenteng until 2021 include archival research on Indonesia’s cinema history as a part of Kultursinema; visual arts-based research on classic temples in Indonesia as a part of Candikala; situated reflective writings in Sudji.id; and managing and writing for the newsroom of ARKIPEL – Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival. She was a contributor at Jurnal Footage, where she honed her writings of film criticism. Her writings attempt to dissect and reflect films, visual arts in general, or everyday experiences into a larger social context. Recurring themes in her works are subjectivity, the formation of meaning, and small histories.
Her article “Kasih yang Politis dalam You and I“ (Politics of Care in You and I) was one of the fifteen works of film critique to be considered as the nominee of Best Film Critique category in Festival Film Indonesia 2021. She was accepted to join International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Young Film Critic 2022 programme, but the programme was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions in the Netherlands.