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Bringing together some of the world’s most powerful voices in a melting pot of artists, authors, thinkers and performers, the Festival is a platform for meaningful exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. A place where artists and audiences alike can discuss shared inspirations, ideas and concerns, the Festival transcends cultural and geographical borders to create a truly global community.

Through our 'UWRF Podcast Rewind' series, we want to give a taste of the diversity and depth that our Festival brings every year.

UWRF Podcast Rewind Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

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Missed our in-conversations from previous years?

Bringing together some of the world’s most powerful voices in a melting pot of artists, authors, thinkers and performers, the Festival is a platform for meaningful exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. A place where artists and audiences alike can discuss shared inspirations, ideas and concerns, the Festival transcends cultural and geographical borders to create a truly global community.

Through our 'UWRF Podcast Rewind' series, we want to give a taste of the diversity and depth that our Festival brings every year.

    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Pierre Coffin: Movies and Minions

    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Pierre Coffin: Movies and Minions

    Did that Minion just say terima kasih? French-Indonesian animated film director and voice actor Pierre Coffin is the man behind the little yellow characters from the Despicable Me franchise, emblazoned on everything from children’s clothing to public minibuses across the country. Join Pierre for behind-the-scenes stories from a fascinating career in film.

    Featuring Pierre Coffin and Rizqi R Mosmarth.

    • 1 hr
    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Evolving Islam

    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Evolving Islam

    No religion has received as many headlines or as much misunderstanding in recent years as Islam. Our panelists study the faith in its many manifestations, from everyday lives in Indonesia and Malaysia to the extreme edge of violent terrorism. Come beyond the front page for a thoughtful take on this prismatic theology.

    Featuring Sidney Jones, Dina Zaman, Haidar Bagir, and Janet Steele.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Eka Kurniawan: Beyond Beauty is a Wound

    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Eka Kurniawan: Beyond Beauty is a Wound

    Hear from one of the most promising Indonesian authors of this decade: Eka Kurniawan has earned international recognition with his critically-acclaimed works – most notably Beauty is a Wound and Man Tiger – translated into numerous languages. In this session, Eka speaks to Desi Anwar about his latest writing, discuss the challenges of being a recognizably big name, and give his thoughts on the next literary surprises Indonesia has in store for global audiences.

    Featuring Eka Kurniawan and Desi Anwar.

    • 56 min
    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Jung Chang: Writing Modern China

    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Jung Chang: Writing Modern China

    With Wild Swans, Jung Chang illuminated the lives of three generations of women in China. Former rocket factory worker Lijia Zhang’s Lotus, inspired by her grandmother’s experiences, tells the story of a young sex worker striving for a better life in modern Shenzen. They come together to discuss the lives of women in their shared homeland, and the power of stories passed down.

    Featuring Jung Chang and Rosemary Sayer.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Screen Addicts

    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Screen Addicts

    Facebook, Twitter and Pokemon Go! – Indonesia is addicted to the screen. Listen in as these best-selling authors and an indie publisher talk the trials and tribulations of bringing literature to public attention in the screen-obsessed world.

    Featuring Dewi Lestari, Triyanto Triwikromo, Elizabeth Pisani and Michael Vatikiotis.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Reni Eddo-Lodge: Changing the Culture

    UWRF Podcast Rewind | Reni Eddo-Lodge: Changing the Culture

    Award-winning author and journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race sparked a new and frank conversation about systemic racism. From eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, she took the UWRF stage to consider the current moment in anti-racist activism.

    Featuring Reni Eddo-Lodge in conversation with Feby Indirani.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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