Street children exist in such abundance as they do here in Indonesia because of the politics of power relations. We are not referring here to a "cultural problem" as is often cited by politicians, nor do we think poverty alone is to blame. We feel that the politicised tradition of social hierarchy as a glorification of elitist domination is the root cause of many modern social problems. We also feel that because social hierarchy is an ingrained part of public discourse, it has also become a part of the everyday construction of social and cultural identity. To truly understand why street children exist here in Indonesia, we need to immerse ourselves into their way of life and the circumstances of how public perception can be the underlying and most fundamental reasons for passivity, fatalism, and fear, the traits most generally associated with marginalisation.
Director/Producer: Jon Ramlan
Producer/Writer: Anniz Razali