“Republic of Dreams” Subtitle Project
This summer, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies is working on translating and subtitling selected episodes of the controversial Indonesian political satire television series, Republik Mimpi (Republic of Dreams). Acquired by UH SEA collection librarian, Rohayati Paseng-Christensen, the collection is currently archived as part of the Southeast Asia Digital Library at Northern Illinois University. The two-person subtitling team working on this project is hoping to complete five episodes that will be available for access in Fall 2010. This effort marks the first subtitled versions of Republik Mimpi to be made available to English-language researchers. Special mahalo to Kelli Swazey for the following Reuters article.