Weave Films invited to Ubud Writers Festival
Posted on 2014 09 02 in News

Weave Films invited to Ubud Writers Festival

It's become a regular event on the Weave Films annual calendar.

The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival brings great minds and creatives together to share tales of triumph and tragedy, to talk novels and films, poetry and song, in one of the world's most sublime settings, the beautiful island of Bali's mountain village Ubud.

This year, Weave Films' Emma Masters has been invited as a guest of the festival.

"I love the festival and have attended as a punter for the last few years." Emma says.

"To be part of the selected group of writers is an honour and a privilege." 

Emma will be participaring in three sessions through the festival.

"Thinking about the sessions I'm involved gets my heart racing in anticipation of delving into interesting topics with great people who know so much," Emma says.

"I have long admired the work of filmmaker Rolf de Heer, from my days as a media, film and journalism student when Bad Boy Bubby hit the screens to his more recent work on Ten Canoes and Charlie's Country.

"To be faciliating a one-on-one "In Conversation" with Rolf and to be a member on a panel with him excites me to no end ... and also makes me a little nervous.

"I hope I don't get star stuck."

Emma is also chairing a panel featuring Bali's famous Tenganan village leader Nyoman Sadra as well as the wonderful Clarrie Cameron, a warm and charasmatic Aboriginal elder from Western Australia.

"To share the stage with these two wonderful men and hear their stories, as well as discuss some of the challenges that face custodians in Asia and Australia, I'm sure will be thought-provoking and enthralling. I'm really looking forward to it," Emma says. 

The sessions Emma is appearing in are announced as follows:

Rolf's Country
Rolf de Heer I Emma Masters
He created one of Australia’s cult classics Bad Boy Bubby, braved the nightmares of domesticity in suburban Australia and shared with the world some of the most iconic Australian Indigenous films ever – meet the mind behind the movies Rolf de Heer.

Clarrie Cameron l Nyoman Sadra I Emma Masters
The Indigenous peoples of neighbouring lands – Nyoman Sadra from Bali's Tenganan village and Clarrie Cameron, a Nhanhagardi man from Western Australia – come together to consider what it means to be a custodian of an ancient culture.

Telling Indigenous Stories
Bentley Dean I Rolf de Heer I Emma Masters I Geoffrey Williams
To tell an Indigenous story you need to earn one thing: trust. Success is rare and it can take days, months, years. Meet three individuals who have been entrusted to pass on some of the oldest stories on the planet.

The writers festival will run from October 1-5, 2014

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