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Main Program | Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai: The Mountains Sing

06 Nov 2020 14:00 /

The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, born in 1920, was forced to …

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Main Program | How can startups survive COVID-19?

06 Nov 2020 15:00 /

With its vast population and diverse economy, Indonesia’s startup scene was thriving prior to the pandemic. Last year Google predicted that the nation’s internet economy would grow to US$100 billion …

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Main Program | Antony Lowenstein: Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs

06 Nov 2020 16:00 /

Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Traveling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, …

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Book Launch | Perempuan yang Menangis kepada Bulan Hitam

06 Nov 2020 17:00 / /

Leba Ali has had his eyes on Magi Diela since she was a child, and kidnaps her while she is on her way to Hupu Mada. But he messed with …

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Main Program | A Creative Response

06 Nov 2020 17:00 /

It’s natural to feel unmotivated and distracted during a crisis; it’s natural to have great difficulty focusing. But for some creatives, COVID-19 has provided new sources of inspiration and ideas, …

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Main Program | Conserving Ancient Texts

07 Nov 2020 10:00 /

In South and Southeast Asia, technical and spiritual knowledge was traditionally inscribed on dried palm leaves, known as lontar. Bali is home to thousands of these palm leaf manuscripts, but …

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Main Program | Kate Forsyth: Rewriting Fairytales

07 Nov 2020 11:00 /

Named one of Australia’s finest writers of this generation, Kate Forsyth is inspired by classic fairytales and folklore, and retells them from a feminist perspective. Join Kate in a conversation …

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Main Program | Bali’s Young Writers

07 Nov 2020 12:00 /

What does Bali look like through the eyes of some of its most promising young writers? As one of the world’s top travel destinations, countless words have been written about …

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Main Program | Maya Soetoro-Ng: Stories and Arts for Peacebuilding

07 Nov 2020 13:00 /

Maya Soetoro-Ng is a Consultant for the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance and Leaders: Asia Pacific Program. A former Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at …

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Main Program | Kevin Kwan: Sex and Vanity

07 Nov 2020 14:00 /

Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan returns with an outrageously funny comedy of manners set between two cultures and two breathtaking locales. Peppered with his trademark wit and exuberant love …

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Workshop | Our Voice: Stand-up Comedy for Change

07 Nov 2020 14:00 /

One of Indonesia’s leading stand-up comedians, Sakdiyah Ma’ruf, will teach you how to find your voice through writing stand-up comedy, make an impact, trigger conversation, and inspire change through performance. …

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Book Launch | A Journey with You

07 Nov 2020 17:00 / /

Life for Leena has been a roller coaster ride. Things take a drastic turn when she decides to care for a victim of a bomb blast, which leads to an …

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Main Program | Manal Younus: Reap

07 Nov 2020 16:00 /

A Muslim with Eritrean origins, Manal Younus is a rising poet, storyteller and activist with a unique perspective on life in Australia. Using poetry, theatre and performance, Manal explores a …

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Main Program | Balinese Language Today

08 Nov 2020 10:00 /

Many Balinese have remarked that increased time at home due to health protocols has resulted in a renewed focus on traditions and culture, with Balinese language being one of them. …

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Main Program | Doug Bock Clark: The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life

08 Nov 2020 11:00 /

What is lost when a culture disappears? This question is at the heart of Doug Bock Clark’s account of the Lamalerans, one of Indonesia’s last remaining hunter-gatherer groups who for …

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Main Program | Krithika Varagur: The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project

08 Nov 2020 12:00 /

Award-winning American journalist, Krithika Varagur, focuses on religion and politics in Southeast and South Asia. Her first book, The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project, examines the effects of …

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Main Program | David Byrne: American Utopia

08 Nov 2020 14:00 /

“If, among the American pop stars born mid-20th century, Springsteen stands for heart and Prince is sex, Byrne – by reputation at least – is brains,” wrote Robert Armstrong in …

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Book Launch | Kemanusiaan pada Masa Corona

08 Nov 2020 16:00 / /

Buku ini menyajikan semua tentang COVID-19. Dibicarakan secara ilmiah dan indah melalui esai, puisi, pantun , dan cerita pendek oleh pakar penulis yang hebat dari seluruh Indonesia. Buku ini merupakan …

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Book Launch | BALI The Journey in Heaven on Earth

08 Nov 2020 17:00 /

BALI The Journey in Heaven on Earth is a poetry collection that conveys messages of hope, love and admiration for the island. The poems carry profound meaning for the author …

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