Using animation and wayang kulit to spread awareness about domestic violence

The Dalang's Tale portrays domestic violence using shadow puppetry and cutouts, and aspires to encourage women to tell their stories. Photos: Irwan Junaidy

Shocked at how many women experience abuse at the hands of an intimate partner – globally one in three women experience some form of violence – filmmaker Irwan Junaidy and scriptwriter Maizurah Abas decided to do their part in creating awareness about domestic violence.

But here’s the interesting part: They have chosen a novel way to present their story – through animation and wayang kulit.

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