The Storyteller


The Storyteller, 22 min documentary by Arngrim Ytterhus, production company Lillehammer Film AS.
The Storyteller shows a meeting with the Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer. He was for many years Asia’s candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature. His main work was created when he was in a prison camp on the isolated Buru Island where writing could be punished with death. Through archive material and interviews the film gives a portrait of political background, Pramoedya’s dramatic life and poetic authorship.