Program Category: Main Program Day 2


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Thinking Without Borders

28 Oct 2016 09:00 /

Shorelines, state lines, party lines and cultural chasms – the forces that divide us can sometimes feel stronger than those that unite us. In a time of mass migration and …

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Camera Obscura

28 Oct 2016 09:00 /

Youth culture. Politics. Feminism. These ambitious directors and auteurs use their medium to explore controversial themes and tackle taboo topics. Explore the vital world of Indonesian cinema.

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Mystical Bali

28 Oct 2016 09:00 /

For nearly 1,000 years, Balinese Hinduism – a unique blend of animism, ancestral worship, and Indian philosophies – has given the island splendid rituals and inter-faith harmony. What makes Balinese …

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Scratching the Itch

28 Oct 2016 09:00 /

From skeletons in the closet, to a desire to tell one’s own version of events, family history is a deep well of story. Hear our panelists on revelation, preservation and …

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How We Write

28 Oct 2016 10:30 /

What does the writing life look like in 2016? From bedroom to boardroom, co-working to collaborative space, day job to portfolio career, these writers explore what works, what doesn’t, and …

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Anastasia Lin: Beauty with Purpose

28 Oct 2016 10:30 / /

Chinese-born Miss World Canada, Anastasia Lin, made headlines after being barred from China for her outspoken views on the country’s human rights violations. Hear her speak on beauty as a …

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Ariel Leve: An Abbreviated Life

28 Oct 2016 10:30 / /

“A poet, an artist and a self-appointed troublemaker”, Ariel Leve’s mother created a home with few rules, and fewer boundaries. Leve’s powerful memoir reflects having to be parent to both …

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The Child Inside

28 Oct 2016 10:30 /

“It’s no problem for me to write for children. We have a lot in common.” – EB White. From a writer’s most adoring audience to their toughest critics, four festival …

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USA in Asia

28 Oct 2016 11:45 /

From military muscle in the South China Sea to protectionist policies, relations between hard-hitting global superpowers US and China have a significant impact on Southeast Asia. Our commentators take stock, …

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Make Art Not War

28 Oct 2016 11:45 /

Activism isn’t all protest marches, chants and online petitions. Musicians, writers and artists come together to share how they’re using art to change hearts and minds. We regret to inform …

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Surviving Slavery

28 Oct 2016 11:45 / /

In 2001, Shandra Wowuruntu fell victim to the sex trafficking industry. Today, her organisation – Mentari – which helps survivors reintegrate into the community and find meaningful work, has been …

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Writing Real Lives

28 Oct 2016 11:45 /

Writing about real events and people requires walking a tightrope of truth and imagination. From a spark of inspiration to an in-depth biography, get the skinny on the rewards, responsibilities …

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Imagining India

28 Oct 2016 13:15 /

In life and on the page, these writers find themselves returning to kaleidoscopic India. Join them for an exploration of ‘Indianness’ at home and abroad, and how India continues to …

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Mitchell S. Jackson: The Residue Years

28 Oct 2016 13:15 / /

Mitchell S. Jackson’s remarkable journey from drug dealer to author inspired his vivid debut, The Residue Years. This coming-of-age tale rockets the reader into the intersection of race and poverty …

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Mother Nature

28 Oct 2016 13:15 /

Should we extend our compassion to all beings? Join extraodinary activists and authors for a conversation on compassion for the natural world, the next moves in sustainability, and how to …

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Reporting From the Edge

28 Oct 2016 13:15 /

Journalist Wojciech Jagielski has won acclaim for his reporting from some of the world’s most dangerous and divided regions. Reflecting on time spent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Africa, …

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UWRF Book Club

28 Oct 2016 14:30 /

Listen in as our Festival guests debate their latest literary loves, lusts, and loathes, and the books they can’t wait to get their hands on. Join us for this celebration …

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Beyond Exile

28 Oct 2016 14:30 /

Exile, statelessness, displacement… these experiences have created stories of immense loss, but also of great resilience and insight into human grace and dignity. Join writers from Turkey, Tibet and China …

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Susana Moreira Marques: At the End

28 Oct 2016 14:30 /

Accompanying a palliative care team, Susana Moreira Marques travelled to a forgotten corner of northern Portugal, a rural area abandoned by the young. Insightful and philosophical, her work invites us …

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Should Journalism be Constructive?

28 Oct 2016 14:30 /

The UN has called on the media to rethink the barrage of bad news and take a more ‘solutions-focussed’ approach. In a world of 24/7 news, global connectivity, and a …

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