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Payung Dara

Dara (13) lives with her grandmother (75) who has a hearing problem, and her uncle Aman (35). She becomes self-conscious about her growing breasts and tries to hide them with a traditional corset. However, relentless teasing from male peers about her changing body makes Dara uncomfortable. Determined to understand her femininity, Dara purchases her first bra and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as a teenage girl.

  • Reni Apriliana
  • Reni Apriliana
  • Puspa Intan
  • Fanny Chotimah
  • Hanna Humaira
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    Drama, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    27,000 USD
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Director Biography - Reni Apriliana

Reni Apriliana is an Indonesian filmmaker, passionate about social issues. Known for "Telur Setengah Matang'' (nominated at Viddsee Jury Award 2021) advocating against unwanted teenage pregnancies, "Rasa(h)" depicting cultural differences through food, And "Ludruk Dahulu, Kini, dan Nanti" (nominated at Piala Maya 2023) (doc). Reni is active in the Solo film community and the founder of PH Krida Film.

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Director Statement

This film is important because it arises from my personal concerns about witnessing numerous incidents of sexual harassment in the marginalized community where I was raised. Since my teenage years, the lack of understanding about sexual education and the prevalence of stigma/myths have left me feeling confused, ashamed, and uncertain about the natural growth and perplexing occurrences experienced by teenage girls like I was.

The film is created to serve as a poignant reminder of the potential for sexual harassment within both the school and family environments. Despite the expectation that these spaces should be safe, they do not always provide complete assurance. It is undeniable that victims may suffer prolonged trauma. This film becomes crucial as a means of reflection and a platform for discussing sexual education and reproductive health.