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Ubud Writers Festival 2009: Q&A with Vikas Swarup

Posted by on Aug 12, 2009 in Bali, Books, Culture, People | 0 comments

As a novelist, Vikas Swarup made the kind of debut that goes beyond the wildest dreams of most budding authors; not only was his first book, Q&A, picked up by publishers across the world, it went on to become a multiple Oscar-winning blockbuster movie, Slumdog Millionaire.

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FLOW (For Love Of Water) Screening in Ubud

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009 in Bali, Environment, Film | 0 comments

  Bali’s Green School (www.greenschool.org) organised a screening of the award-winning documentary FLOW (For Love Of Water)....

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Jermal: A tale of a father, a son, and the isolation of a Malaccan fishing platform.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2009 in Culture, Film | 0 comments

In the midst of the homogeneous stream of today’s Indonesian cinema, Jermal challenges the flow. A thoughtful portrayal of the relationship between a father and a son, it explores a classic theme given a unique twist by its setting: an isolated fishing platform, or jermal, in the middle of the Malacca Straits off North Sumatra.

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The Flying Photographer: Jez O’Hare

Posted by on Mar 12, 2009 in Culture, Featured, People, Photography, Travel | 0 comments

Jez O'Hare, adventurous master of aerial photography, has a unique perspective on Indonesia. Avi Hazuria met him at his home in Bandung.

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Indonesian Surf Star Dazzles on the Silver Screen

Posted by on Jan 20, 2009 in Culture, Film, Surfing | 0 comments

Mengejar Ombak, the documentary about Dede Suryana, a young surfer from a West Java village who became an international star, has just won two awards at X-Dance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, a sports documentary festival that runs in conjunction with Sundance Film Festival.

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Mengejar Ombak wins 2 Awards at X-Dance

Posted by on Jan 18, 2009 in Culture, Film, Life, Surfing | 0 comments

Trailer for Mengejar Ombak, the documentary film about Indonesian surfing star Dede Suryana that recently had its international premiere at X-Dance Film Festival in Utah and won two awards, for Original Music Score and Emerging Filmmaker.

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