Project Description

POETIC RESISTANCE 1: DAMAI SIAPA, PEACE FOR WHOM? / VIDEO COLLAGE
Poem by Indonesian activist, researcher, poet and dancer Zubaidah Djohar. What is the life like in the city of Aceh, after Tsunami, after civil war and after peace negotiations and currently under strict islamic sharia´s law?

AZIZA – SMILE THAT HIDES SORROWS / LIFE STORY
Aziza is a single mother and a skillful gardener living in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Her life is a continuous struggle but she does not give up.

Two of 10 videos in our Scraps of Hope -project, combining Marjaana Jauhola´s ethnographic research in the city of Aceh, Indonesia and me as a documentarist. Videos are shown in various conferences and will be part of Marjaana´s monography in the VOB e-book format.
Rest of the videos tell stories of  a transman, ex-combatant/present Sufist healer, a wanna be divorced woman, a christian chinese woman, a middle class entrepreneur woman, head of a sharia department & feminists of two generations.

Production year: 2015-2017
Script, camera, editing: Heartwaves Design
Research and additional camera: Marjaana Jauhola
Transcripts and translations: Evi Susianti, Mifta Sugesti
Webpages: Heartwaves design (scrapsofhope.fi)
Production: Scraps of Hope/Marjaana Jauhola
Funded by: Finnish Cultural Foundation