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Ratna Sarumpaet
Worked at SATU MERAH PANGGUNG - RATNA SARUMPAET CRISIS CENTER
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Ratna Sarumpaet, well-known as political and human-rights activist, as well-known as a playwright and drama director. She successfully unites professional and artistic excellence with concern for the plight for humanity. Outspoken, sharp and critical, she positioned herself against authority. All of her works were initiated from her anger on human relights violation cases and discriminations. "Marsinah Accuses”, a monologue, was her reaction to the unresolved murder of a factory laborer (1993), brutally banned in eight cities. 10 March 1998, Ratna was repressively-brutally caught by authorities and put into prison for seventy two days.  

10 December 1998, on the 50th Human Rights day, ARTE (France TV) produced documentary film on Ratna called ‘The Last Prisoner Of Soeharto’ and simultaneously aired in France & German TV.  11 December 1998, Ratna received a human right award ‘The Special Award for Human Right’ from The Asia Foundation For Human Rights.

2000 Ratna wrote a play based on armed political conflict in Aceh, “ALIA, The Wound of Aceh. In 2003, she wrote ‘Children of Darkness’, about indirect victims of human rights tragedy in Indonesia 1965. In April 2006, Ratna was again became the public attention, for standing against Islamic politicians, as well as the Islamic militants who with every attempts were using moral aiming to make Indonesia to become an Islamic country. Expressed her refusal with her strong articulation, Ratna again became target of terror and intimidation and forced to leave Jakarta.

2006, Ratna wrote a play about under-age sex trafficking, “Prostitute & The President”. One year later she adapted and directed the play, into film, tittle “Jamila & The President”. This film is Ratna’s first film both as a script writer and as director. This film won NETPAC Award in Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome. WonYouth Prize and Public Prize from Vesoul, France, and selected as Indonesian Official Entry to Oscar 2010.

Desember 2010, Ratna published her first Novel, title : ‘MALUKU, Kobaran Cintaku’. A tragic love story, in a middle of  
a bloody communal conflict between Islam and Christian in Maluku (1999 – 2004). This Novel is Ratna's state to peace, humanity, justice, Human Rights and truth.

 

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Punya 2 anak laki-laki, 2 perempuan dan punya 5 cucu laki-laki
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WRITER, DIRECTOR TO STAGE & FILM, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST
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