Jakarta (ANTARA) - Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has asked Indonesians to not only watch South Korean dramas but give a chance to domestically produced dramas to drum up demand for them.

"I always say that we should give a bit of opportunity to stimulate the supply of Indonesian films and create their demand, so there will not only be South Korean dramas, but also drasun (Sundanese dramas), drabal (Balinese dramas), and Bataknese drama films like Ngeri-Ngeri Sedap," Uno said here on Tuesday.

He urged Indonesians to watch more Indonesian movies, considering the popularity of South Korean dramas, especially on streaming platforms.

When asked about which film genre he likes, the minister said he prefers romantic comedies.

"My wife likes horror movies, and there is a huge supply of horror movies, but I like romantic comedies. I like Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens; I watched it twice," he remarked, saying that he cried while watching the farewell scene.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy announced a one-year cooperation with Netflix to support the ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ campaign, which aims to promote Indonesian tourism.

The cooperation will encompass the creation of content that boosts Indonesia's tourism and creative economy potential, such as destinations, food, creative economy products, as well as authentic local tales of Indonesian regions.

Some of the latest Indonesian movies will be added to Netflix, including Timo Tjahjanto's first action comedy film The Big 4 and drama series Gadis Kretekproduced by Shanty Harmayn and directed by Kamila Andini and Ifa Isfansyah.

Sci-fi thriller series Nightmares and Daydreams directed by Joko Anwar, coming-of-age film Dear David by Lucky Kuswandi, and sitcom Klub Kecanduan Mantan by Salman Aristo will also be made available on the platform.

Then, Nanti Kita Cerita tentang Hari Ini directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko and comedy series Komedi Kacau from writer-director Raditya Dika will also feature on Netflix.

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