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Writers Unlimited Winternachten Festival The Hague

Winternachten 2013

Monday 14 - Sunday 20 January 2013

Programme

Adriaan van Dis and Ahmad Tohari on the future of Indonesia

Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
€ 15,- (UITpas: € 12,50; CJP/Studenten/Ooievaarspas: € 7,50)

After Soeharto's downfall Indonesia opened up to transparency and democracy. However, in reality corruption is rampant, while ethnic tensions remain. Writer Ahmad Tohari wrote about the love-hate relationship with his country. Adriaan van Dis made the documentary series Van Dis in Indonesië and as a correspondent in Jakarta Michel Maas is witness daily to Indonesia's fitful growing pains. A discussion about the challenge for the future of the island-empire, with the use of fragments from Van Dis' documentary. In English.
The participation of Andrea Hirata, announced in our brochure, has been cancelled.