09 Feb '13, 6pm

Movie lovers, on 26 Feb, Tue, evening, catch: Best-selling Indonesian film, Rainbow Troops 6.30pm, Arts House,...

Movie lovers, on 26 Feb, Tue, evening, catch: Best-selling Indonesian film, Rainbow Troops 6.30pm, Arts House,...

When bestselling author Andrea Hirata completed The Rainbow Troops in 2005, little did he know that, in a few short years, it would be one of the biggest literary sensations to emerge from his country. Set on the small island of Belitong, in Indonesia, it tells the story of a tight-knit group of students and their teachers fighting for education and dignity, even as they face continual poverty and hardship. Translated into more than 30 languages and now published in 25 countries and counting, the book’s film adaptation, released in 2008, went on to become the highest ever grossing film in Indonesia. Join Andrea Hirata as he talks about the impact of this achievement on him and Bahasa literature at home and abroad.

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