Program Category: After Dark

As the sun sets, the Festival comes alive with our dynamic After Dark program. From electrifying performances by some of Indonesia’s  top acts  to watching on as Festival favorites take to the stage, our After Dark program celebrates the Festival’s diverse poets, musicians, dancers and performers.


Film Screening: Poets on Permits

25 Oct 2017 17:00 / /

Poets On Permits is a documentary about migrant workers in Singapore, and their poetry. Read between their lines. Five captivating people from Bangladesh, the Philippines, India, China and Indonesia share …

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Live Music & Arts: Women of Words Poetry Slam

25 Oct 2017 20:00 / /

Ladies, get ready to take to the stage as the Women of Words Poetry Slam returns. This year we’re looking for the finest poems celebrating our origins in nature and …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Good Muslim Boy

Osamah Sami is living proof that the truth can be stranger – and more hilarious! – than fiction. From a boyhood spent dodging Iran’s ‘Piety Police’ to seeing his life …

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Fringe Event: Songs of Land and Honey from Timor

Matheos Anin on ukulele sings stories of harvest, while Willy Daos Kadati weaves origin stories of the Atoni people from Timor. This is a rare chance to experience musical lore …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Where Australia Collides with Asia

Stow away on some of the most epic voyages of natural history with author and historian, Ian Burnet. Follow the fascinating footsteps of Banks, Darwin and Wallace and explore the …

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Film Screening: 5 Islands

26 Oct 2017 18:30 /

The Indonesian archipelago consists of 17,500 islands of extraordinarily diverse environments, societies and cultures. Inspired by this diversity, the Goethe-Institut Indonesien invited young filmmakers from the University of Fine Arts …

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Film Screening: hUSh

26 Oct 2017 18:30 / /

The fourth film from Djenar Maesa Ayu, hUSh is a collaboration with Singaporean filmmaker Kan Lumé. Starring singer Cinta Ramlan, it follows an aspiring singer from Bali who travels to …

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Live Music & Arts: Origins Fundraising Evening

26 Oct 2017 18:30 /

Join us for a special fundraising evening to raise money for relief efforts in areas affected by Mount Agung, showcasing Indonesian theatre, dance and diverse geography like never before. With some …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: The Heart of Timor

Writer, activist and changemaker Dicky Senda’s work is rooted in a deep connection to his home in the highlands of Mollo, Timor. Hear the fascinating story of his social enterprise …

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Live Music & Arts: Pecha Kucha

26 Oct 2017 19:30 /

Global performance phenomenon Pecha Kucha – now in more than 900 cities – sees Festival artists present 20 images for 20 seconds each. With dozens of daring ideas set to …

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Film Screening: Filosofi Kopi 2: Ben & Jody

26 Oct 2017 20:30 / /

Filosofi Kopi, directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko and based on the short story by Dee Lestari, was a major hit in Indonesia. In the highly-anticipated sequel, after two years of …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Stories on Stage

From Sudan to Sri Lanka, Swiss writer and singer Brigitte Schär has thrilled audiences around the world with her signature theatrical blend of storytelling and performance. Welcome her to the …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: A Gastronaut’s Guide to the Globe

Tuck in to a gastronaut’s guide to the globe. For those who book their restaurants well before their airfares, and food lovers who want the lowdown on the most enticing …

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Film Screening: Calalai: In-Betweenness

27 Oct 2017 17:30 / /

Produced by queer feminist filmmakers, Calalai: In-Betweenness is a documentary about women who engage with masculinities in thinking, behavior, spirituality and mysticism in the midst of a binary system. For …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness

$10 green juices and $150 yoga mats – the wellness industry has evolved into a “global industrial complex” according to Guardian senior writer Brigid Delaney. But does any of it …

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Live Music & Arts: The Next Generation

27 Oct 2017 18:30 / /

As the sun sets on Taman Baca, get to know the next generation of Indonesian artists. Featuring performances from the Festival’s Emerging Writers, the soaring vocals of musical duo Aya …

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Film Screening: Minions by Moonlight

Meet the voice of Indonesia’s unlikely ambassadors, the diminutive and lovable yellow Minions, appearing on everything from motorbike helmets to biscuits across the nation. Join French-Indonesian voice actor and co-director …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: For Those Who Travel

“For those who travel the world is beautiful,” says Per Andersson, author of The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled From India to Europe For Love. Put down your …

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Film Screening: As Worlds Divide

27 Oct 2017 19:30 / /

Captured over a nine-year period, feature documentary As Worlds Divide was produced with the goal of preventing the loss of Indigenous culture of the Mentawai Islands off West Sumatra. Along …

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Film Screening: Istirahatlah Kata-kata (Solo, Solitude)

27 Oct 2017 20:45 / /

Written and directed by Yosep Anggi Noen, Istirahatlah Kata-kata (Solo, Solitude) is a biopic about Indonesian poet-activist Wiji Thukul, an opponent of the Suharto regime whose whereabouts are still unknown. …

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