Rising From Shadows

Tokyo Docs presents International Co-production Documentary series
Colors of Asia 2015 ~Women in Struggle~

Director: Norhayati Kaprawi Cameraman: Shalahuddin Siregar Music: Suhartono Editor: Chi Too Co-Producer: Akiyo Kawaguchi Executive Producers: Takeshi Sano           Norhayati Kaprawi

©2015 / Lensa Srikandi / Tokyo Video Center

Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population. It’s also home to Masriyah Amva, the head teacher of an Islamic boarding school. She fights male skepticism about women playing a leading role in society. Her weapon is her interpretation of the Koran.
RISING FROM SHADOWS’ director, Norhayati Kaprawi, is a Muslim woman from Malaysia who has a deep admiration for neighboring Indonesia’s tolerant version of Islam. As she follows Masriyah closely throughout her day-to-day life, Kaprawi explores how Islamic societies should approach women’s rights.

Length 26 min
Format 16:9