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Indonesian literature goes digital with Sandiwara Sastra

  • Josa Lukman

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 13 2020   /  01:00 am
Literary reimagining: The range of titles cover various eras in Indonesian literature, such as Dee Lestari's Mencari Herman (Looking for Herman), with Pevita Pearce playing the central character or Hera.(Courtesy of Titimangsa Foundation/-)

The phrase Indonesian literature might bring to mind memories of school assignments and required reading, but a new literary initiative is poised to appeal to the digital crowd. Sandiwara Sastra (Literary Play), a joint collaboration between the Education and Culture Ministry, the Titimangsa Foundation and KawanKawan Media, is adapting a variety of Indonesian literature into audio plays, perhaps taking note from the rising popularity of podcasts and audio books. All-stars: A joint initiative called Sandiwara Sastra (Literary Play) involves a star-studded cast of 27 actors, including Reza Rahadian. (Courtesy of Titimangsa Foundation/-) According to Education and Culture Ministry director general of culture Hilmar Farid, Sandiwara Sastra was envisioned just last month when producers Happy Salma of the Titimangsa Foundation and Yulia Evina Bhara from KawanKawan Media discussed...