Main Program: Ben Sohib: Laughter is the Best Medicine



 
29 Oct 2017 09:00 - 10:00
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Indus. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
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Could humor be one of the much-needed antidotes for a country often grappling with religious, political and ethnic divides? Ben Sohib, an Indonesian of multi-ethnic descent who champions religious tolerance, will share his experiences of using humor to bridge differences and to bring people together, providing a counternarrative to growing religious radicalism.

Bisakah humor menjadi salah satu penangkal yang sangat dibutuhkan untuk sebuah negara yang sering bergulat dengan perbedaan agama, politik, dan suku? Ben Sohib, seorang keturunan banyak suku Indonesia yang memperjuangkan toleransi beragama, akan berbagi pengalamannya dengan menggunakan humornya untuk menjembatani perbedaan dan untuk menyatukan orang-orang bersama, serta memberikan perlawanan terhadap radikalisme agama yang berkembang.

Featuring

Ben Sohib

Ben Sohib is a novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.  His major works include The Da Peci Code, which was showcased at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, and Rosid & …


Michael Vatikiotis

Michael Vatikiotis is a writer and journalist based in Singapore. After training as a journalist with the BBC in London, he moved to Asia and was a correspondent and then …



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