News & Updates 27 November 2021

Screenings of AJAR’s Award-Winning Animated Films “Konta-Sai” and “8:45” in Bali

Bali, 27 November 2021 – Screenings of AJAR’s two animated films, “8:45”and the award-winning “Konta-Sai”, took place with human rights defenders and film enthusiasts in Bali, Indonesia.

Konta-sai tells the story of Maria Isabel, an East Timorese survivor of sexual violence during the Indonesian occupation of Timor-Leste. She decided to tell her own story of sexual violence during the Indonesian occupation so others would know the truth about what happened to her and other East Timorese women during the occupation.

8:45 tells the story of Umar, a survivor of the conflict in Aceh, Indonesia, where he tells his story of arrest and interrogation, which began at 8:45 PM on one fateful night in 2003. 

Konta-sai and 8:45 are a part of our project, Making Right to Truth Tangible, that Asia Justice and Rights has worked closely with the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence Aceh (KontraS Aceh) in Indonesia and Asosiasaun Chega! Ba Ita (ACbit) in Timor-Leste to document stories of survivors, facilitate dialogue and engage with the local authorities in addressing past human rights violations. Every minute we spent making that happen is worth it throughout the nine months of production timeline.

Learn more about the Making Right to Truth Tangible project here