Program Category: Main Program Day 3


Main Program: Gillian Triggs: Speaking Up

27 Oct 2018 09:00 /

Gillian Triggs became a household name as President of Australia’s Human Rights Commission, advocating for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalized. Reflecting on her life and career, she shares the …

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Main Program: The Pledge

27 Oct 2018 09:00 /

Long before it was known as Indonesia, youth across the archipelago converged on present-day Jakarta and made the bold pledge to unite as one nation with one language: Bahasa. 90 …

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Main Program: Giuseppe Catozzella: Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid

27 Oct 2018 09:00 /

Giuseppe Catozzella’s Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid sold more than half a million copies in 40 countries and won Italy’s prestigious Premio Strega Giovani Prize. One of the most popular …

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Main Program: Local Wisdom

27 Oct 2018 10:15 /

Colonial legacies and encroaching commercial forces threaten Indigenous cultures across the Asia-Pacific. Four champions of culture will tell us about their work preserving traditional languages, stories and knowledge and empowering …

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Main Program: Intimate Instincts

27 Oct 2018 10:15 /

Sometimes the smallest details tell us the most. In their moving and memorable books, these writers draw on intimate interactions of ordinary families in extraordinary circumstances. They share the craft …

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Main Program: Yenny Wahid: Against All Odds

27 Oct 2018 10:15 /

Yenny Wahid has watched Indonesia from different vantage points; as a journalist covering Aceh and Timor-Leste, and as confidante of a president besieged by political intrigue. Now, as Director of …

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Main Program: Clemantine Wamariya: The Girl Who Smiled Beads

27 Oct 2018 11:45 /

What does it take to create a life on your own terms, to tell the story of war and what comes after? From war-torn Kigali to the Oprah stage, Clemantine …

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Main Program: Indonesia, Outside In

27 Oct 2018 11:45 /

By the end of 2018 Indonesia will have played host to the Asian Games, the International Monetary Fund and Our Ocean Conference. How is Indonesia’s place in the world changing? …

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Main Program: Still the Morning of the World?

27 Oct 2018 11:45 /

“Even in the 1930s people were aware that tourist clichés had arisen about the island, but in the 1950s the image of Bali as paradise became fixed,” wrote Adrian Vickers. …

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Main Program: The Big Read: Telling Tales

27 Oct 2018 13:00 /

It’s one of life’s pleasures: having someone read to you. A treat for lovers of a good story, UWRF’s prose pros will share their work in a little corner of …

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Main Program: Reni Eddo-Lodge: Changing the Culture

27 Oct 2018 13:00 /

Award-winning author and journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race sparked a new and frank conversation about systemic racism. From eradicated black history to …

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Main Program: Serious About Young Minds

27 Oct 2018 13:00 /

Ranging from a profound examination of childhood to contemporary works that engage the intellect of children and teenagers, these writers and artists are serious about young minds. Connect with your …

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Main Program: It Takes Two

27 Oct 2018 14:30 /

Sometimes two heads really are better than one, but there’s an art to bringing together the written word and visual art to create something special. From shared inspiration to the …

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Main Program: Fatima Bhutto: The Runaways

27 Oct 2018 14:30 /

How far would you run to escape your life? In The Runaways, bestselling author Fatima Bhutto delves into difficult questions of modern Muslim identity in a world consumed by violence. …

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Main Program: Being Presidential

27 Oct 2018 14:30 /

“We politicians now have to compete against Netflix to get your attention,” President Jokowi told the 2018 ASEAN summit. After the watershed 2014 election, Indonesia returns to the polls next …

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Main Program: Ladies to the Front

27 Oct 2018 15:45 /

From a queen’s chambers to a modern day writing group with an erotic twist, from finding one’s voice to exuberant elderhood, for these writers women’s stories are essential. They talk …

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Main Program: Africa is Not a Country

27 Oct 2018 15:45 /

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie famously warned of ‘the danger of a single story’: if we choose to hear only a single story about a country — or continent — we risk …

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Main Program: Hidden Bali

27 Oct 2018 15:45 /

Despite being one of the world’s top tourist destinations and the most documented island in the archipelago, Bali still holds many surprising mysteries for curious minds. Join these cultural detectives …

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