John Austin Campbell DARLING (1946-2011)
Filmmaker, poet, academic
Australian-born John Darling studied history at both ANU in Canberra and Oxford. In 1969 he began living and researching in Bali for some 20 years.
Beginning in 1978 he directed, produced and researched 9 documentary films about Indonesia, that have been screened internationally.
They include Lempad of Bali about a 116-year-old Master-Artist with Lorne Blair, the 3 part Bali Triptych series on Balinese culture, Bali Hash and Below the Wind. After the 2002 Bali bombings, he co-produced with his wife Sara, The Healing of Bali. Darling also wrote books and poetry on Bali.