Rubble Trouble

Tucked away in a remote village in mountainous northern Bali, 23-year-old Rimbawa attempts to remember the disaster that changed his life. He gently strokes his arm, wrapped in a grubby bandage that protects the third-degree burns beneath, and stares into the middle distance where his mother and two sisters are busy preparing banana-leaf offerings for a Hindu cleansing ceremony. Minutes pass. Tears well in his eyes. Then slowly, painfully, Rimbawa rises from his seat on the stone step in front of the family home and shuffles into his bedroom. The interview is over. Not a single word has been spoken. "Rimbawa...

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