About this submission
In 2010, Hanisah was forced by the villagers to leave her own boarding school because she kept a raped-pregnant victim girl, so she moved to build another boarding school to give protection to raped and domestic abuse victims but, she must fight for her equity as a woman leader and her stigmatized safe house.
This will be a short documentary that happens in one of the provinces in Indonesia that some of the residents still hold a strong belief in conventional gender roles.
I want to tell it from Hanisah's point of view of her struggle to amplify her voice as woman that shelter victim who considered a disgrace because of the social stigma and from traumatic victims that innocence but received a rejection from the villagers for what happened to them.
This story has a personal relation to me because I'm a woman who lived in the country where the incident occurs, and I've been in a place where I'm afraid and don't know what to do with something that happened to me. Also, in here, there's so little documentary presenting this issue, so I think about the urgency of this idea and I wanted to do this.
At the core, I want to show how hard it is to defend and be vocal on something that still considered a taboo plus when the agent is a woman and how stigma could ruin something that has been built from years of struggle, but it will never stop the fight. I hope this story will lead them to leave the land of stigma to start build a house for every victim in their hearts.