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Biography of Mohamad, Gunawan, 1941-

Final edited version of Potret Penyair Si Malin Kundang/Portrait of the Poet as 'Si Malin Kundang', directed by Arswendy. Goenawan Mohamad (b. 1941) emerged as a poet and activist in the early 1960s. A poet, journalist, and essayist, he gained national fame for his work with the news magazine Tempo. This film is the final edited version of the biography of Goenawan Mohamad filmed at author's home in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of the 'On the Record: Indonesian Literary Figures' series which features interviews with prominent Indonesian authors, poets and playwrights. This film is in Indonesian with English subtitles and transcripts in English and Indonesian are also available. About the 'On the Record: Indonesian Literary Figures' series: in an effort to promote knowledge about Indonesian literature and its creators, Lontar has thus far produced 24 films on Indonesian writers. These films offer viewers a direct look at the people behind the books. We are able to hear, directly from the writers mouths, their reminiscences and their thoughts. Each film is approximately 24 - 29 minutes in length; additional raw footage is available through the Lontar Digital Library.

Creator / Author:  Arswendy

Created: 2000

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