Program Category: Main Program Day 4


Main Program | Richard Fidler: Back in Time

27 Oct 2019 09:00 /

Richard Fidler is taking his gift for storytelling back in time. He has traipsed through Istanbul uncovering legendary Constantinople with his son, and journeyed to the sites of the beautiful …

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Main Program | Millennial Memoir

27 Oct 2019 09:00 /

Memoirs are no longer seen as the self-indulgent domain of those at the end of long and accomplished lives: millennials around the world are writing fresh and compelling stories, tackling …

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Main Program | Life After #MeToo

27 Oct 2019 09:00 /

The dust has far from settled on #MeToo, “a movement that represents probably the greatest and most conspicuous collaboration of women since the suffragettes”, according to Sam George-Allen. With the …

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Main Program | Walk the Thought

27 Oct 2019 10:15 /

From Jesus to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Austen to Abramovic, Dickens to Darwin, the big thinkers needed to keep moving to keep thinking. Our panel reflects on the importance of putting one …

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Main Program | Blending In, Blending Out

27 Oct 2019 10:15 /

In our globalized world, love, work, curiosity and the quest for a better life mean we’re moving across borders, languages and cultures like never before. Our panelists have all called …

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Main Program | Reading in the Age of Instagram

27 Oct 2019 10:15 /

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Netflix… as we become increasingly screen-addicted, how can a humble book compete? The impact of social media addiction and binge-watching TV series on our reading habits …

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Main Program | Akala: Natives

27 Oct 2019 11:45 /

Award-winning hip-hop artist Akala’s bestselling Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire is a searing polemic on race and class in the British Empire. With a life and …

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Main Program | Moving Pictures

27 Oct 2019 11:45 /

The way we consume stories is rapidly changing, and the popularity of graphic novels, memoirs and other types of visual storytelling for adult audiences proves images can capture enthralling narratives. …

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Main Program | Indonesian Cinema as Soft Power

27 Oct 2019 11:45 /

With a vast domestic market and burgeoning production power, Indonesia’s film industry has huge potential. In recent times, Indonesian films and industry professionals have enjoyed rising international prominence. Could Indonesian …

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Main Program | In Defense of Poets

27 Oct 2019 13:00 /

From the misunderstood poet in the attic to feisty slam poets and the pithy poets of Instagram, it’s all too easy to stereotype these lovers of rhythm and rhyme. But …

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Main Program | Resa Boenard: A Landfill Life

27 Oct 2019 13:00 /

Covering 110 hectares and receiving more than 7,000 tons of trash daily, Bantar Gebang in Bekasi, West Java is Southeast Asia’s biggest open landfill. It’s also home to thousands of …

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Main Program | Water’s Edge

27 Oct 2019 13:00 /

Distant shores and intimately familiar beaches have been a constant source of inspiration for creative minds since time immemorial. What does the sea bring to their hearts? A sunrise of …

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Main Program | Irvine Welsh: Choose Life

27 Oct 2019 14:30 /

It’s been 26 years since Irvine Welsh gave the world Trainspotting, the book deemed by Rebel Inc. “the best book ever written by man or woman” that went on to …

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Main Program | Word of Mouth

27 Oct 2019 14:30 /

Oral storytelling traditions have never lost their grip on us. Whether it’s family history being passed on, breathing life into cultural wisdom, or for pure entertainment, there’s an intimacy and …

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Main Program | Bali’s Poet-Priests

27 Oct 2019 14:30 /

Danghyang Nirartha and Ida Pedanda Made Sidemen are the brightest beacons for Balinese writers navigating the intricate and often impenetrable terrain of the island’s traditional literature. Our panel reflects on …

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Main Program | Made Taro: A Lifetime of Storytelling

27 Oct 2019 15:45 /

Amid the onslaught of highly addictive digital gadgets and games, Made Taro travels across Bali and beyond, teaching children about the magic of traditional games, songs and folklore. Listen in …

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Main Program | Decision and Consequence

27 Oct 2019 15:45 /

For Balinese Hindus, Karma Phala is the spiritual principle that each action has a consequence equal in force, and similar in form. No one, real or fictional, is immune from …

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Main Program | Multilingual Wordsmiths

27 Oct 2019 15:45 /

Crafting the perfect sentence in one’s mother tongue is hard enough, without the complications that working in a second language brings. But that hasn’t stopped this panel. Not content to …

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