To celebrate 25 years of providing decent housing across the nation, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia is back with its annual Volunteer Build program held in Mauk, Tangerang city. The producers of Datang Bulan (Come Moon) documentary were invited to promote the film that the non-profit organization supported.
Photographs by Sephalda Simorangkir of Habitat Indonesia
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The long-awaited event was held simultaneously in three cities in Indonesia, namely Tangerang, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta on the 11th of June 2022. The theme was Rise! Together Building Indonesia. Previously, the program had been on hold for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Kedung Dalem Village of Mauk district, the activities included foundation construction, painting, and walling for beautifying low-income families' homes. Speeches were given by the Habitat National Director Susanto Samsudin, boards, influencers, public figures, and volunteers. Among the guest speakers were film producers Julianna Tacata (producer/co-writer) and Dominique Renee Makalew (co-producer).
To commemorate its silver anniversary, Habitat Indonesia introduces Anatman Pictures' short documentary to nearly 200 volunteers in attendance. When it releases to the public, this movie will serve as an educational material for the organization's menstrual hygiene training for women in villages.
The documentary, directed by Clarissa Ruth Natan, took place at one of the project sites of Habitat in Sentul, Bogor on March 2022. This is a form of Habitat's mission in providing sustainable solutions especially for empowering marginalized communities facing period poverty. Not only does Habitat work on housing, but they also work with local governments to build and improve public facilities, such as bathrooms and sanitation centers, which are basic human and environmental necessities.
Datang Bulan is Coming Soon.