Belajar Bersama Maestro 2019
On July 3, Lontar welcomed participants of Belajar Bersama Maestro 2019 (Studying with the Maestro), a program initiated by the Education & Culture Ministry for especially selected students of the arts. They were accompanied by their ‘maestro’ photographer, Fendi Siregar. Following a briefing by programs director John McGlynn, the students shot photos of Lontar books as well as paintings and works of art exhibited in the Lontar office. Resulting images were posted on the students’ instagram accounts and viewers judged and selected their favorites. We hope Pak Fendi and his students enjoyed the photo-shoot and the Lontar experience.
Pramoedya Ananta Toer Video Documenter Screening
A video documentary on the late writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer was screened at Jakarta’s Epicentrum on July 4, prior to the launch of a feature film based on his books, “Bumi Manusia” (“This Earth of Mankind”) and “Perburuan” (“The Fugitive”), produced by Falcon Pictures. John McGlynn spoke about Lontar and its program of producing documentaries on Indonesia’s notable writers. The films will be released on 15th August in cinema.