Program Day: Sunday 17


Book Launch | Luh Ayu Manik Mas

Modeled after traditional Indonesian shadow puppet storytellers, Luh Ayu Manik Mas tells a story of a schoolgirl superhero who has conversations with children, experts, and elders around environmental, health, and social issues. …

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Live Music & Art | UWRF21 Closing Night

The final night of the Festival is a glorious evening with Festival friends, from the old to the new. Come and meet the great team behind UWRF21, then join us …

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Main Program | Cities for the People

Passionate about sustainable development, urban spaces and the well-being of his community, Ridwan Kamil is one of Indonesia’s most visionary Governors. With a background in architecture, he believes that cities …

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Festival Club | Small Bodies of Water

Small Bodies of Water is a personal journey that weaves together place, migration, food, family, and the exploration of the water that separates and connects us. Nina Mingya Powles speaks to …

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Main Program | The Mind of the Children

Cyntha Hariadi’s Kokokan Mencari Arumbawangi and Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie’s Di Tanah Lada both focus on the behaviour and thoughts of children. However, they actually touch on a wider issues, including the chaotic relationship between humans …

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Book Launch | Destination: Jakarta 2040

The concept of time is fundamental to how the universe works. We have been able to understand how it affects everything through physics. In his debut fiction novel, Destination: Jakarta 2040, …

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Main Program | Indonesian Women Storytellers

Muna Masyari, Ramayda Akmal, and Tias Yuliana present the dark reality of women in traditional customs and modern utopias. Their novels show the multiple layers of female characters as well …

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Main Program | Sustainable Design

Popo Danes is a Balinese architect, who creates distinctive tropical resorts harmonious with nature and reflect Balinese aesthetics. Anneke van Waesberghe creates sustainable luxury tented villas that reflect her philosophy …

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Main Program | Can the Komodo Dragon Survive?

Indonesia’s Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, is facing extinction. Global warming, rising sea levels and human activity have shrunk their habitat on the island of Flores, making them genetically …

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Main Program | What It Means to Be a Refugee

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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