Private Project

TONOTWIYAT (Female Forest)

The story of Enggros womans maintains tradition in the midst of the current of modernization. They make a living relying on natural products from the Female's Forest.

Female Forest is a mangrove forest that covers 8 hectares in Yotefa Bay Jayapura.

Called Female Forest its because only women can move there, this forest area is forbidden for men.

Here is the 'life mall' which provides food ingredients such as shells, fish, firewood and other necessities.

How is the story of Enggros's women caring for tradition? Will this forest last from generation to generation? This is the story of Enggros women guarding tradition.

  • Yulika Anastasia Indrawati
  • Yulika
  • Yulika Anastasia Indrawati
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    TONOTWIYAT (Hutan Perempuan)
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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Director Biography - Yulika Anastasia Indrawati

Yulika Indrawati was born in a small town, Kutoarjo, Purworejo Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia at Juli, 24, 1981.
Since 12 years ago, she lives in the east of Indonesia, Papua Province.

Her hobby are travelling, photography, writing and video making. As a journalist, she has interested with Papuan society, culture and environmental issues.

So she produced many article about Papua. Most of article published in her own blog

Yulika has one vision to make people looking Papua with different ways; not about ideology conflict but lets talk about Papua in otherside: the beauty of culture, nature and take a look at deep inside of Papuan society with their local genious.

Tonotwiyat (Female Forest) is the first documentary film was produced in 2019. This film offers different perspective more than most other Papuan film.

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Director Statement

Tonotwiyat (Female Forest) is my first independen film. This film raises gender issues, environtmental issues and local genious existence. The female forest is the only unique forest in the world. Through the film, we want the world knowing them and to react about this issues.