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Biography of Navis, A. A.

Final edited version of Satiris dan Suara Kritis dari Daerah/A.A. Navis: A Satirist and Critic Speaks, directed by Enison Sinaro. Ali Akbar Navis (1924-2003), who first began to write in the early 1950s, is famed for his unflinching social criticism and piercing sense of satire. This film is the final edited version of the biography of Ali Akbar Navis filmed in Sumatera Barat, 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:  Sinaro  Enison 

Created: 1995

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