Say Sorry for '65
Millions of people were affected by the events shown in this film. They were farmers, teachers and artists, shopkeepers, businessmen, union leaders, all kinds of people. They have different ideas about how to move forward, but they do all agree on one thing. The President of Indonesia must apologise for what happened, and this is the first step towards justice. They have waited for a very long time for this.
Today we are launching the Say Sorry for ’65 campaign. You can see behind me some of the actions you can take now to show your support for the victims and end the silence that has lasted for almost fifty years. If you’re able to do just one thing, write your local representative and let them know your feelings about the genocide in Indonesia and ask that we put pressure on the government there to acknowledge their past so they can try to fix the wounds left from the killings.
And if you can do two things! Please go online and sign this Say Sorry for '65 petition! The Indonesian President is very conscious of his international image, and support from outside Indonesia is really important to persuade him that he has to act now.