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Jakarta Post

Ucu Agustin: Small but powerful

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 20 2010   /  11:39 am

Courtesy of Ucu Agustin“A petite woman who can pack a fair punch” seems like the best way to describe film director Ucu Agustin, the talented director behind some of Indonesia’s greatest documentaries.Ucu’s frame may appear small and delicate — she measures 1.55 meters — but her strong mind and soul have led her to produce a number of documentaries with challenging themes.So far her film projects, which have tackled gender inequality, social injustice and healthcare problems in Indonesia,  caught the attention of many film festivals at home and abroad.The Jakarta Post met Ucu recently on a rainy afternoon, and delved into this director’s life, work and ambitions.Born in small town in Sukabumi, West Java, Ucu was your typical girl next door, raised with strict religious values. She went to Islamic boarding schools and pursued her secondary studies at the State Islamic U...