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Program


Main Program | Nicholas Saputra: The Power of Film to Create Change

31 Oct 2020 10:00 /

Indonesian actor and film producer Nicholas Saputra has been involved in conservation campaigns for many years. Semesta (Islands of Faith), the first feature documentary by his production company Tanakhir Films, …

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Main Program | Alessandra Lopez y Royo: Contemporary Indonesian Fashion Through the Looking Glass

31 Oct 2020 12:00 /

In Contemporary Indonesian Fashion, Alessandra Lopez y Royo explores the diversity and complexity of the country’s sartorial offerings, which weave together local textile traditions with contemporary narratives. Questioning concepts of …

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Main Program | Agustinus Wibowo: When a Travel Writer Can’t Travel

31 Oct 2020 13:00 /

People around the world have lost the ability to travel due to border closures and grounded airlines. For those who make a living from sharing their travel experiences, what has …

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Main Program | Etgar Keret: Anything But Ordinary

31 Oct 2020 14:00 /

“My stories come from a very unconscious place. I don’t premeditate them, I don’t know what’s going to happen in them.” There’s no one like Etgar Keret. His stories take …

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Main Program | Gastrodiplomacy

31 Oct 2020 15:00 /

From kimchi to bubble tea, food as soft power has been embraced and celebrated in recent years. Using popular dishes to build Indonesia’s national brand – which some have called …

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Main Program | Roman Krznaric: The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World

31 Oct 2020 16:00 / /

Australian philosopher Roman Krznaric’s new book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World, explores six ways we can expand our time horizons to confront the …

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Book Launch | Broken to Unbreakable: 12 Steps to an Unbreakable Mind, Body & Spirit

31 Oct 2020 17:00 / /

This is a self-help health and wellbeing book aimed at self-reflection, learning and growth. It takes readers on a transformational journey that informs, inspires, and connects them to themselves and …

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Main Program | Dewi Lestari: How to Research for Fiction

01 Nov 2020 10:00 /

Dewi Lestari is one of Indonesia’s most popular authors in modern literature. Join her for an insightful discussion about the research process behind her latest book, Aroma Karsa, which even …

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Main Program | Simon Winchester: Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

01 Nov 2020 11:00 /

Celebrated writer and historian Simon Winchester returns with Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. The bestselling author examines how we acquire land, how we steward it, …

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Main Program | Stephen Kinnane: Shadow Lines

01 Nov 2020 13:00 / /

Shadow Lines, Stephen Kinnane’s award-winning memoir, tells the story of Jessie Argyle, who was born in the remote East Kimberley and taken from her Aboriginal family at the age of …

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Main Program | Eka Kurniawan’s Indonesia

01 Nov 2020 14:20 / /

Eka Kurniawan is Indonesia’s most internationally renowned author since Pramoedya Ananta Toer. His Booker Prize-nominated 2016 novel Beauty is a Wound has been translated into 34 languages, while two of …

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Main Program | Writing in Times of Crisis

01 Nov 2020 15:40 / /

The works of three compelling Western Australian writers, Elizabeth Tan, Yuot Alaak, and Sophie McNeill, span memoir, fiction, and journalism. Join them in conversation with Writing WA’s Gillian O’Shaughnessy to …

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Main Program | Andrea Cote Botero: Latin American Literature Today

01 Nov 2020 17:00 /

Latin American author Andrea Cote Botero has published several poetry collections and a biography. She has received the National Poetry Prize from Externado University, Puentes de Struga International Poetry Prize, …

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Book Launch | Sincerity

01 Nov 2020 17:00 /

Juliana Zulham worked at a prestigious five-star hotel in Bali. Driven and meticulous, she quickly rose through the ranks, but was often haunted by her past. Raised by an austere …

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Book Launch | Doa Ikan Kecil

01 Nov 2020 18:00 /

Antologi Doa Ikan Kecil memuat 43 karya, menggambarkan secara akrab kehidupan masyarakat agraris Bali; selain bercocok tanam, juga disemarakkan rangkaian upacara terkait keyakinan pada Padi atau Dewi Sri sebagai sumber …

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Main Program | Ahmad Fuadi: The Role of Islamic Boarding Schools in Indonesia’s Future

02 Nov 2020 14:00 /

Ahmad Fuadi’s formative years at an Islamic boarding school inspired his award-winning novel, Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of Five Towers). Join him in conversation with one of Indonesia’s leading …

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Main Program | Bandana Tewari: The Future of Fashion

02 Nov 2020 15:00 /

Inspired by the teachings of Gandhi, fashion activist Bandana Tewari promotes mindful, sustainable fashion and is an advocate for the preservation of traditional textiles. She’ll discuss her life in the …

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Main Program | Joe Sacco: Comics Journalist

02 Nov 2020 17:00 /

Maltese-American cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco is best known for his comics journalism, in particular his books on Israeli-Palestinian relations, Footnotes in Gaza (2009) and Palestine (1996). He also covered …

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Book Launch | Sebab Cinta: Audiobook

02 Nov 2020 17:00 /

Sebab Cinta hidup ini tak akan pernah sia sia, berisi 12 cerita pendek yang mengeksplorasi kekuatan lokal dimana penulis tumbuh dan berproses. Mengangkat tema tradisi Hindu-Bali menjadi bagian cerita cinta …

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Main Program | Bali’s Green Movement

03 Nov 2020 13:00 /

COVID-19 has forced many Balinese to return to their ancestral lands to farm or fish in order to survive. But well before the pandemic, many young people had found a …

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