Program Day: Sunday 30


Festival Club | Bali, 50 Years of Changes – A Conversation with Jean Couteau

Jean Couteau invites you to a discussion with the author of Bali, 50 Years of Changes: A Conversation with Jean Couteau, Eric Buvelot, about how otherness and nationalism have evolved …

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Film Program | Tradition Keepers: Ties to the Earth & Song to the Earth

Follow the stories of personal challenges and cultural survival that run beneath the surface of Indonesia’s textile arts industry and into a world of rituals, ancestors, mythology and ecological wisdom …

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Festival Club | Bali: Beauty is a Wound

Bali brings together various groups of people and ethnicities, who all have a bond of love for this island. With so many changes happening, how is cultural preservation grown without …

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Main Program | Local Culture in Literature

Local traditions are important to carry critical pieces of culture as well as form a foundation for our families and society. Join the panel to talk about how they present …

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Main Program | Is All Writing an Exploration of Identity?

Writers Fariha Roisin, Preeta Samarasan and Kirstin Chen discuss the identity issues that challenge them as writers, as well as ask how we can move beyond the optics of diversity to enact …

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Book Launch | Pabrik Vla Mopsworth

Pabrik Vla Mopsworth is a story about a child’s love of custard and the community of a small mining town called Mopsworth. The main characters of the book are Benjy …

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Main Program | The War in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered major global repercussions, from surmounting refugee crises and unprecedented economic sanctions to a shakeup of world relationships that are leading to escalating tensions and …

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Main Program | Looking to the Past: Writing about History

João Morgado writes about the expeditions of Vasco de Gama, Magellan, and the spice trade with historical accuracy. Isna Marifa’s debut novel, Mountains More Ancient, focuses on Indonesian slavery in …

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Book Launch | Celebrating 35-Years of Translations (Lontar Foundation)

Join in a celebration for the 35th anniversary of the Lontar Foundation and the publication of its most recent titles from Putu Oka Sukanta including Threads of Dignity and Once …

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Workshop | Collage: A Word for Woman 

The definition of ‘woman’ in the Indonesian dictionary has recently been reviewed due to its derogatory meaning that simply describes a reproductive person. While this is a strong starting point, …

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