Private Project

Stop Harassment

As part of a project aimed at engaging boys as allies on gender concerns, students at three Ekoturin Foundation schools located in Ban Village at the foot of Mt. Agung, Indonesia, were asked to reflect on the ways gender impacts their daily lives. The girls reported sexual harassment as among their major concerns and the boys agreed. After six months of exploring harassment and other gender-related issues, the students were inspired to create anti-harassment campaign materials, supervised and assisted by Lensa Masyarakat Nusantara Foundation and Ekoturin teachers. This music video is a compilation of the work of three student groups: the song "Stop Pelecehan" (Stop Harassment) by the student band Volcano, a skit on street harassment and a short educational clip on school-based harassment experienced by girls to accompany a new school policy on harassment. The students have brought their campaign to their hamlet communities and are now campaigning at other schools on the topics of sexual harassment, child marriage, and gender equality.

  • I Wayan Sulatra
  • I Ketut Sedeng
  • I Kadek Artajaya
  • I Nengah Edi Catra
  • Ekoturin Foundation School students
  • Volcano
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Amy Cardamone, Lensa Masyarakat Nusantara Foundation
  • Kendisan
  • I Gede Sudarma
    Production Team
  • Ni Luh Meti Kusuma Wardani
    Production Team
  • Peny Rahmadhani
    Production Team
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Stop Pelecehan
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
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Director Biography - Kendisan

Kendisan studied film at the Rhode Island School of Design and creative writing at the University of Maryland. She works as a teacher trainer and a creative consultant with the Lensa Masyarakat Nusantara Foundation, Bali.

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Director Statement

Despite Bali’s flourishing tourism industry, many places on the island still lack access to basic resources. The village of Ban, spanning the slopes of Mt. Agung and Mt. Abang, with isolated hamlets high up on the mountains, is one of those areas.

Working as a consultant with the Lensa Masyarakat Nusantara Foundation, I had the opportunity to teach students from Ban Village at three Ekoturin Foundation schools. I was inspired by the students’ enthusiasm for learning about gender as part of the EMpower Spark & Ignite project. They wanted to create an awareness campaign with several areas of focus, including child marriage, gender equality, and sexual harassment—which the girls felt especially strongly about.

Amy Cardamone, the program director, agreed to create a video campaign for a wider audience, as it was clear that the student’s spirit and drive needed a platform to reach beyond their own communities. The project developed organically—as you can perhaps tell from the video—first from the students’ ideas to create a skit, to the idea of developing an anti-harassment school policy, and a song. Together with the teaching team, I helped the students create several video presentations for their hamlet communities based on scenarios they developed.

After seeing all of the videos, Amy and I decided that some could be combined into one video about sexual harassment to deliver a stronger message. The student band Volcano had created a catchy and powerful song, and we wanted more people to hear it and get a sense of the students’ zeal and deep involvement. We and the students hope to connect with others in all parts of the world who share our vision.