Numerous obstacles stand in the way of promoting knowledge about Indonesian literature and its creators: the relatively high cost of books, a rudimentary library system, and a limited book distribution system, to name just three. Lontar’s On the Recordwriters series offer a possible, if partial, answer to this problem.
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 minutes but the Lontar Digital Library contains much more additional footage.
Writers thus far documented include: