Lenong Betawi on youth and environmental issues

In 2021, MAP Indonesia collaborated with Kalamtara Film House and Padepokan Ciliwung Condet (PCC) to explore Lenong with young people as a medium for peacebuilding and efforts to revitalise Betawi culture. Lenong is a folk theatre genre of the Betawi people (Jakarta) that has existed since the early 1920s. The MAP Lenong Betawi was presented with some improvisation and innovations to the format and storyline with themes around youth and environmental issues, while maintaining the core values of Lenong, which is characterised by improvisation, humour and interaction with the audience.