Sumantri (Rieke Dyah Pitaloka) dedicates her life for the well being of mothers and newborns in one of the most densely populated island that lies about three hour boat ride from Jakarta. In a greatly limited access to outside world, her position is indispensable.
Safina (Kirana Larasati) and her gang are high school students in Yogyakarta, famoust as a tourist destination and higher learning in the country. The technology provides easy access to Internet, satisfying their curiousity about one issue that captivates them the most: SEX which they have been experimenting sex with their peers.
Esi (Shanty) a single mother who works as janitor in a dangdut club. She is determined to provide her only daughter with education albeit her struggle to make ends meet. One night, she finds her young teenage daughter, Maesaroh (Ken Nala Amrytha), is sexually harassed by Narto, her boyfriend. Luckily, they find shelter and protector in Cicih (Sarah Sechan), the club’s witty and gutsy icon.
Laksmi (Susan Bachtiar), found out that her husband has died of AIDS. Barely recovered from grieve, she has to deal with the fact that she is infected with the same virus. Her mother-in-law demand the custody of their grandchild, Belinda (Ranti Maria). Laksmi struggle to keep Belinda. Trying to survive without a job, Laksmi begin to see the harsh reality: she has to choose between her daughter and her fight with HIV –batam.com
Nurkurniati Aisyah Dewi (born in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 4 March 1970), better known as Nia Dinata, is an award-winning Indonesian film director. Her movies are known for tackling subjects controversial or “risky” in Indonesia such as homosexuality, migrant workers, and polygamy.
Dinata began her film career directing video clips and commercials in the mid 1990s until directing the made-for-television Mencari Pelangi in 1998. Three years later, she directed her first feature film, Ca-bau-kan, after founding her own production house. The next film she directed, 2003’s Arisan!, was critically acclaimed and one of her most successful works. Her third directorial effort, 2006’s Berbagi Suami, was controversial yet successful.
Dinata has faced heavy censorship and controversy in Indonesia because of the subjects she covers. However, she has also won critical acclaim internationally, being called Indonesia’s “most talented new filmmaker” in 2006. Two of the films she direct have… read more