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Indonesia through the eyes of its artists

We hear from the comedians, writers and artists shaping Indonesia's cultural future, following the country's momentous presidential elections.

Welcome to Indonesia - the third-largest democracy on earth, home to more than 260 million people including the world's largest Muslim community. Following the country’s momentous presidential elections, we hear from the comedians, writers and artists shaping its cultural future.

Two of the nation’s most celebrated literary voices Leila Chudori and Norman Erikson Pasaribu discuss how they are addressing the legacy of Indonesia’s political past and speaking up for today’s marginalised communities through their work.

From musical stars to the nation’s most popular soap actors, the writer Feby Indirani explains why an increasing number of Indonesian millennials are renouncing secular lifestyles for religious ones but without compromising on glamour or their social media profile.

Plus we explore the funny side of Indonesian life with the comedian Sakdiyah Maruf. She tells Tina why she is using humour to challenge prejudice against Muslim women and take on rising religious intolerance.

Presented by Tina Daheley

Image: comedian Sakdiyah Maruf

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27 minutes

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