NYSEAN co-founder, Margaret Scott, joined by Lutfi Kurniawan, Director of the Indonesian Film Forum New York, and Almad Fuadi, bestselling author in a reading and film screening of Fuadi's novel Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of Five Towers), an uplifting story of a young Muslim boy’s journey to Islamic boarding school, became the source of inspiration for one of Indonesia’s top box office successes. This was followed by an in-depth discussion, shown here.

For the full reading and film screening, please visit the Asian American Writers' Workshop YouTube channel here

This event was hosted by The Asian American Writers' Workshop, American-Indonesian Cultural & Educational Foundation, and the Indonesian Film Forum New York.