Festival Club | Frank Palmos: Living Dangerously



 
25 Oct 2019 17:00 - 18:00
/ / Free
Bar Luna. Jl. Raya Ubud (Google Maps)

Veteran Australian journalist, translator and historian Frank Palmos was one of the obvious inspirations for the novel The Year of Living Dangerously, which was adapted into a film starring Mel Gibson. As one of the first foreign journalists on the scene during some of Indonesian’s most history-defining moments, he looks back on a life on the front line of reporting.

Mantan jurnalis Australia, penerjemah dan sejarawan Frank Palmos adalah salah satu inspirasi yang jelas untuk novel The Year of Living Dangerously, yang diadaptasi menjadi film yang dibintangi Mel Gibson. Sebagai salah satu jurnalis asing pertama yang menjadi saksi di beberapa momen paling menentukan di Indonesia, ia melihat kembali kehidupan dari garis depan untuk peliputan.

Featuring

Frank Palmos

Frank Palmos opened Indonesia’s first foreign newspaper bureau in 1964 and co-founded Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club in 1965. He was honorary translator to President Sukarno and political leaders from 1965–1970. Frank’s bestselling works include Ridding …


Erin Cook

Erin Cook is a journalist and analyst based in Southeast Asia with a strong focus on the Philippines and Indonesia. She is a co-host of the Indonesia dan Lain-Lain podcast …



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