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The Rainbow Troops

This upcoming Friday, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and the Singapore Embassy are co-sponsoring the screening of the famous Indonesia Movie, The Rainbow Troops. This adaptation of Andrea Hirata’s popular novel is one of the most successful films in Indonesian box-office history. It tells the touching tale of three boys coming of age in rural Indonesia, while studying in a school that is on the verge of closing because of dropping attendance. Mixing humor and sadness, director Riri Riza manages to both address important Indonesian social issues and evoke the universal mysteries of childhood. (Dir.: Riri Riza, 2008, 124 min., Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles).

The screening will be at the Meyer Auditorium at the Freer Gallery this Friday, November 5th at 7 pm.  The author of the book the movie is based on, Andrea Hirata, will also be there.  For more information please click here.

Or watch the trailer below: