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Program Category: Main Program

With a fee of Rp 299.000, you can access all Main Programs. These can be accessed online via Townscript.com by purchasing tickets via the BUY Ticket button on the MAIN PROGRAM page. The link to access the Main Program will automatically be sent via email after purchasing a ticket.

The Main Program is also broadcast live at Indus Restaurant. Those who have purchased tickets via Townscript.com can use these tickets to watch at Indus Restaurant. The Main Program will be broadcast live with speakers who are present in person at Indus Restaurant or will present online (for speakers who are outside Bali). Indus capacity will be limited according to health protocols.

On 8-10 October the festival will also be broadcast live at The Rechabite Hall, Perth. Those who are in Perth and its surrounding areas will be able to watch the Main Program live from there.


Main Program | Islands of Abandonment

15 Oct 2021 16:15 /

What happens to wildlife when humans have retreated to certain places because of conflict or disaster? Cal Flyn’s Islands on Abandonment brings together some of the most desolate ghost towns …

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Main Program | A Portrait of Islam in Java

16 Oct 2021 09:00 /

George Quinn’s Wali Berandal Tanah Jawa presents a stunning portrait of Islam in Java; a phenomenon that often gone unnoticed by journalists, scientists, and tourists. Join him as he dives deep beneath …

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Main Program | The Silent Singing from Toili

16 Oct 2021 10:00 /

From Toili, an area in Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi, Eva Bande echoed the call for environmental concern and welfare of farmers as they were increasingly being eroded by the exploitative …

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Main Program | The Carrying

16 Oct 2021 11:00 /

In The Carrying, Ada Limón “does not ignore the world’s cruelties but tries not to be held hostage by them,” according to the Guardian. The collection of poems captures ambiguous moments …

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Main Program | Writing in a Time of Conflict

16 Oct 2021 12:00 /

“Life here is poetry blown into pieces and scattered all over the place.” Join Mohammed Moussa as he speaks about life in Gaza, his motivation for founding the Gaza Poets …

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Main Program | It’s Alright to Not Be Alright

16 Oct 2021 13:30 /

Mental health issues do not get the same attention and understanding as other health issues. They are often considered as individual problems, and not a cultural and social effect. Those …

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Main Program | Bringing History to Today

16 Oct 2021 15:00 /

History often becomes the inspiration for multiple literary works. Interpretation of events, along with mixing facts and fiction to compose new stories, become a challenging playroom for writers. Listen to …

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Main Program | Back to Ubud

16 Oct 2021 16:15 /

Since the pre-colonial era, Ubud has been an oasis of rich artistic expression and creativity. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to bring changes to various aspects of local life. At a …

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Main Program | Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

17 Oct 2021 09:00 /

In Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment, Ahmet T. Kuru argues that Muslims were philosophically and socioeconomically more developed than Western Europeans between the 9th to twelfth centuries. So, why do Muslim-majority countries …

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Main Program | What It Means to Be a Refugee

17 Oct 2021 10:00 /

The Committed is Viet Thanh Nguyen’s much-anticipated follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning, The Sympathizer. It shows the United States of America and France through the eyes of a Vietnamese refugee. He is …

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