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February 02, 2011

Laskar Pelangi 2/1/11

Southeast Asian Film Series: Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Troops)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
4:00-6:00 pm
1636 SSWB/International Institute

Laskar Pelangi, the novel, was written by Andrea Hirata in 2005, based on the writer's own experiences. The movie, set in the 1970s, is about an inspiring teacher and her 10 students in the poverty-stricken Kampung Gantong in Belitong. They come to age surrounded by the poor conditions of their school building and persist with high spirits and hopes for a better future. The film has won several prestigious awards, both in Indonesia and abroad.

Posted by katemw at February 2, 2011 01:43 PM


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