Made Wijaya is also a world-renowned garden designer and architect. His signature column Stranger in Paradise: Diary of an expatriate in Bali has appeared monthly since 1979 and is currently featured in NOW! Bali. His videos on Balinese and Javanese culture are housed in the Fisher Library, University of Sydney. He often lectures on garden […]
Azyumardi Azra is a prominent Muslim scholar known for his moderate views and firm opposition to the ongoing persecution of the Indonesian minority groups Ahmadiyah and Syiah. A prolific author, he has published more than 17 non-fiction books on history and the development of Islam in Southeast Asia.
Robyn Davidson was born on a cattle property in Queensland. She went to Sydney in the late 60s, then returned to study in Brisbane before going to Alice Springs where the events of Tracks began. Since then she has travelled extensively, has lived in London, New York and India. In the early 1990s she migrated […]
Dwitra J Ariana – aka ‘Dadap’ – is a young, award-winning documentary filmmaker, who is captivated by the struggle of diaspora communities, the importance of local wisdoms and the nature of inter-religious relationships. One of his documentaries focuses on a small Hindu temple in Bangli that is also being used by Javanese Muslims for praying […]
Mitch Allen is the founder of OneTwoStudios. He has over 10 years experience in music composition and audio editing and 8 years experience in acoustics. In both fields he has been engaged by high profile clients to work on landmark projects. His interest lies in acoustic ecology and how we interact with our acoustic environments.
Kate Holden was born in 1972 and went to progressive community schools and the University of Melbourne, where she studied classics and literature. She also has a graduate diploma in professional writing and editing and a Masters in Creative Writing from RMIT. Her first book, the best-selling In My Skin: A memoir, was published by […]
Sokola Rimba (The Jungle School) follows Time Magazine’s 2004 ‘Hero of Asia’ Butet Manurung’s (Prisia Nasution) journey from anthropologist to educator to activist as she works with the indigenous forest people (Orang Rimba) who live upstream the Makekal river in the forest of Bukit Duabelas of Jambi, Sumatera, Indonesia. Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English subtitles Supported by The Body Shop Indonesia
Kosal Khiev is a poet, tattoo artist, and survivor of the US prison system. Born in a Thai refugee camp, Kosal’s family fled to the US in 1981. At age 16, Kosal was arrested in a gang fight, charged with attempted murder, then sentenced to 16 years. While in prison, spoken word became his creative […]
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria and has taught in various Indian and American universities. He is the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In an Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace and The Hungry Tide. The Circle […]
Diana Darling is an American-born freelance writer and editor who has lived in Ubud since 1980, and writes about Balinese culture and society. During the 1970s she trained as a sculptor in Carrara (Italy) and Paris. Her novel The Painted Alphabet, based on a Balinese tale, was described by The New Yorker as “a dazzling little […]