After completing an MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Melbourne, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Film Studies at the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London, David Hanan pioneered the Film Studies program at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, from 1978. He has researched Indonesian film at Sinematek Indonesia since 1983, and has published widely on Indonesian film. He has been involved in film preservation projects working jointly with Sinematek Indonesia; has done translations for subtitles of about 15 Indonesian films; and for more than a decade distributed Indonesian films on DVD from a website at Monash University. His book Cultural Specificity in Indonesian Film: Diversity in Unity has recently been released by Palgrave Macmillan. (corresponding author: David.Hanan@unimelb.edu.au).