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Biography of Tohari, Ahmad, 1948-



Final edited version of Kesaksian Tanpa Batas/Eternal Witness, directed by Shanty Harmayn. Ahmad Tohari (b. 1948), despite having grown up amidst a very strong Moslem background, has proven himself capable of creating the trilogy Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk, set totally outside his Moslem upbringing. This film is the final edited version of the biography of Ahmad Tohari filmed at author's home in Banyumas, Jawa Tengah, 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:  Harmayn  Shanty 

Created: 2002

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