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Biography of Sukanta, Putu Oka, 1939-

Final edited version of Merajut Harkat/Weaving Dignity, directed by Agni Ariatma and Tinuk Yampolsky. Poet and novelist Putu Oka Sukanta (b. 1939) was imprisoned without trial for 10 years following the events of 1965. He now works with alternative healing therapies and HIV/AIDS. This film is the final edited version of the biography of Putu Oka Sukanta 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:  Ariatma  Agni; Yampolsky  Tinuk 

Created: 2000

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