Program Category: Main Program Day 2


Main Program: Yeb Saño: Climate Campaigner

26 Oct 2018 09:00 /

Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia Yeb Saño has spent decades combating climate change. In this timely conversation he takes the temperature of environmental activism in 2018, and proposes a …

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Main Program: Twenty Years Later

26 Oct 2018 09:00 /

Indonesia, 1998. With the fall of Suharto’s 32-year autocratic regime following years of political turmoil, rioting, and violence, the ‘Reformation Era’ was ushered in. Heaped upon it were promises of …

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Main Program: Gail Jones: The Death of Noah Glass

26 Oct 2018 09:00 /

Parents and children. Love and art. Grief and happiness. Memory and the mystery of time. In her mesmerizing seventh novel, The Death of Noah Glass, Gail Jones cements her reputation …

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Main Program: Islands of Inspiration

26 Oct 2018 10:15 /

Indonesia comprises more than 17,000 islands and has been attracting artists and writers from abroad for centuries. Hailing from India, the USA and the UK, these writers found infinite inspiration …

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Main Program: Fantastical Realms

26 Oct 2018 10:15 /

From a man begging forgiveness from a tree, to a woman engaging in intense conversation with a snake in Eden, every poem is a realm of its own. Poetry’s precise …

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Main Program: Public Opinions

26 Oct 2018 10:15 /

Life in the public eye can be particularly perilous in the internet age, as access and anonymity conspire to bring out the worst in many. For these writers though, retreat …

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Main Program: Worth a Thousand Words

26 Oct 2018 11:45 /

This year a graphic novel was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for the first time. From ethereal children’s books to striking covers of new and classic novels, images can …

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Main Program: Kamila Andini: The Seen and Unseen

26 Oct 2018 11:45 /

Award-winning Indonesian director Kamila Andini’s debut feature, The Mirror Never Lies, follows the lives of Bajo ‘sea gypsies’ in South Sulawesi. Her second feature, Sekala Niskala (The Seen and Unseen), …

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Main Program: Hanif Kureishi: The Nothing

26 Oct 2018 11:45 /

Hanif Kureishi has been a major and vital presence on page, stage and screen since 1990’s The Buddha of Suburbia. In The Nothing, readers will recognize his distinctive take on …

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Main Program: The Big Read: Journeys

26 Oct 2018 13:00 /

It’s one of life’s pleasures: having someone read to you. Let your imagination wander with some of UWRF’s finest storytellers as they share tales of adventure, stories of discovery and …

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Main Program: #MeToo

26 Oct 2018 13:00 /

#MeToo. It’s the hashtag that has become a lightning rod for movements around the world, taking on different meanings in different places. We convene a round table conversation with writers …

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Main Program: Off Limits

26 Oct 2018 13:00 /

Many topics are still taboo in Indonesia, and the consequences of tackling them are very real. Meet some of the country’s most courageous young writers as they narrate the prejudices …

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Main Program: The Foreign Correspondents’ Club

26 Oct 2018 14:30 /

Whether reporting from exotic locales or the world’s trouble spots, telling stories of tragedy or triumph, the work of a foreign correspondent is never dull. We’ve managed to pin down …

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Main Program: Cosmopolitan Creativity

26 Oct 2018 14:30 /

How does leaving home influence the writer’s mind? Whether a short sojourn or a new life in a new location, expanded horizons tend to find their way on to the …

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Main Program: Rewriting the Script

26 Oct 2018 14:30 /

In Indonesia, no female-directed film has entered the annual top five highest-grossing domestic films list since 2011, and female roles still tend to be confined to feminine stereotypes. Meet the …

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Main Program: Evolving Islam

26 Oct 2018 15:45 /

No religion has received as many headlines or as much misunderstanding in recent years as Islam. Our panelists study the faith in its many manifestations, from everyday lives in Indonesia …

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Main Program: In Praise of Slow

26 Oct 2018 15:45 /

Faster! Better! More! Productivity and personal achievement are dominant cultural values in 2018, but do we have to buy in? Our panel asks you to put down your phone, put …

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Main Program: Biographical Boundaries

26 Oct 2018 15:45 /

The best biographers have an eye for real life stories with something timeless to tell. From research to revelation, our panel unpacks the art of writing real lives: when do …

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