Team Member in East Java - Indonesia

You would like to make a movie in Indonesia, an example. Your "right hand" will have to check the locations in East Java. To be able to do so, you need to arrange letters of permissions. Private, government and military institutions won't allow you to visit without a proper arranged permission. I will be happy to arrange the needed papers before you arrive in East Java. This saves you time and stress, and adds smoothens your workpace once here. I will also be more than happy to guide you through East Java, being your 'Location Manager', while also arranging your hotels, translating on the spot as still most Indonesians don't speak English and whatever more is necessary to make your work enjoyable.
I can give you many more examples, but this might give you an idea.

Pre's to work with a Dutchy while doing business in Indonesia

  • Prework will be carried out neatly, on time and according to cultural standards
  • Understanding of both cultures, western and eastern
  • Fluently in Bahasa Indonesia
  • I can be your team member, translator, guide and assistant at the same time


CV Martine Barwegen - Smartine


martine212Since 2011 I live in Malang, the second largest city in East Java. In 2012 we built Kampong Tourist and since then I am the co-founder and co-owner of this backpackers hostel. To widen business in combination with background qualities I work on a farm-orphanage. As a freelance writer - mainly for the web - and website developer I promote my mind.

2011-2013 • docs & movies

Assisting in the making off in Indonesia:

  • Interviewing leading characters for the documentary, interpreter on the spot, organizing, and pre-work for the doc 'Olean op stoom', released by the Zeister Historical Society and produced by Het Rozenhuis
  • Location Manager during the 1 month location trip through East Java with Jindra Markus, right hand of film producer Paul Verhoeven,  for the movie 'De Stille Kracht'
  • The conservation of the graveyard Peneleh in Surabaya, filmed by Tetteroo Media

2010 • corsa adventure

Together with my 10 year old Opel Corsa, I left for Mongolia in July 2010. From Mongolia I traveled to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, mainly over land. corsa2During this adventure I gathered information about sustainable agriculture in each country to write articles for agricultural news papers and magazines, and I collected € 8,000 for the orphanage Al-Kaaf in Jabung, regency Malang.

2009-2010 • (web) editor

Editor Veeteelt and web editor/content manager and at CRV bv. I mainly wrote specialized articles for dairy farmers. The websites I filled with technical news and practical information.

2009 • start 'Smartine'

Foundation Smartine, Smart Art by Martine. Ever since, I sell my own texts, but I also write on request. My assignments vary from internal websites to research activities for example for museums. I also collaborated in the making of several documentaries in Indonesia.

2007-2009 • Journalist

Editor/journalist at Agrio Uitgeverij. I wrote for the regional agricultural newspapers Vee & Gewas, Agraaf, Veldpost and Stal & Akker, and for the magazine Melkvee Magazine.

2006-2007 • secretary

Management assistant at Berenschot B.V., at the department business strategies. As a contact person for clients I assisted the advisors, while also responsible for regular secretarial work among which was the financial administration. I did some benchmark research as well.

Secretary Berenschot

2006 • civil servant

Administrator and developer of regulations as summoned by Dienst Regelingen as part of the ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food quality.



Civil servant at the ministry

2003-2005 • Researcher

Researcher in ‘De strijd om de stad’ (the battle for the city), as part of the research program ‘Van Indië tot Indonesië; de herschikking van de Indonesische samenleving’ (From Indië to Indonesia; the rearrangement of the Indonesian society) at the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD-KNAW). As assistant of dr. F. Colombijn I studied the influence of political and economical developments in the housing sector in several Indonesian cities.
Field work: August 2004 – January 2005 (Makassar, Surabaya and Bandung) and August 2005 (Jakarta).

1999-2003 • PhD researcher

PhD researcher in the project ‘Ecology, Demography and Economy of Nusantara’ at the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropologies (KITLV). I graduated at Wageningen University and Research Center in 2005. My research led to a revived interest in local breeds of cows, goats, sheep and horses. Local varieties offer possibilities to improve the farmer's income and agricultural systems in general. Fieldwork in three villages in East Java: July 2000 – January 2001, October 2001 - February 2002 and a few months of archival work in Jakarta.

1999 • Vet. Epidemiologist

Veterinary Epidemiologist, Microbiological Laboratory for Health Protection (MGB), Health Sector of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.

1998 • Data analyst

Data analyst in ‘the Kagera Livestock Development Project’, Tanzania for the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).