Elly Kent

Elly Kent is a writer, artist and translator who specialises in contemporary Indonesian art. She has recently been awarded a doctorate from the Australian National University (ANU).

“Istirahatlah Kata-Kata”, or “Solo, Solitude”, is a moving depiction of the life of dissident poet and activist Widji Thukul during a period of self-imposed exile under the New Order. Elly Kent presents a lovely review of the film, which has been immensely popular since its release on 19 January.