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Biography of Kuntowijoyo, 1943-2005



Final edited version of Dua Dunia Kuntowijoyo/The Two Worlds of Kuntowijoyo, directed by Chandra Tanzil. Kuntowijoyo (b. 1943) was raised in a Javanese moslem family. He became interested in literature upon entering his teenage years and now embraces both his professions as a historian and writer passionately. This film is the final edited version of the biography of Kuntowijoyo filmed at author's home in Yogyakarta, 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:  Tanzil  Chandra 

Created: 2002

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