Rasa dan Asa

Year
2021
Runtime
27 mins
Director
Nasrikah, Okui Lala
Language
Indonesia, Malay
Subtitle
English
Category
Documentary
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SCREENING DATE & TIME:

11 SEPTEMBER, 2.00PM

Indonesian domestic workers Ningrum and Binti could not return home to their families when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Together with other domestic workers from PERTIMIG (Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers Association in Malaysia), they find support and hope by learning to document their lives on their handphones. In their own voice, they share their experience working and living in Malaysia during the lockdown. Rasa dan Asa celebrates their solidarity and persistence to advocate for their rights.

*PERTIMIG (Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers Association in Malaysia), is an independent organization fighting for the rights of migrant domestic workers. PERTIMIG’s vision is to advocate for decent work and welfare for the domestic workers in Malaysia

NOTE: Nasrikah & Okui Lala will be present at the post-screening discussion.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Nasrikah is an Indonesian migrant worker who has been living in Malaysia since 1997. She is an advisor for PERTIMIG and a field facilitator for IDWF (International Domestic Workers Federation). Her advocacy focused on campaigning for migrant domestic workers to be treated with the same respect, status and access to justice as workers. Nasrikah is also a poet and coordinator for arts and cultural events.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Okui Lala is an artist and cultural worker. Her practice spans from video and performance to community engagement. Her work explores themes of identities, diaspora and belonging through the performances of vocational labor. Okui also facilitates photos and video workshops with nonprofit organizations, unions and different communities in Malaysia and Japan.