Ratna Sarumpaet

Ratna Sarumpaet

Indonesia's internationally renowned Ratna 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 and discriminations. "Marsinah Accuses", a superb monologue, was her reaction to the unresolved murder of a factory laborer (1993), brutally banned in eight cities. Taking the public to the hidden spots of human fear, Ratna stirred the conscience of society, when hypocrisy and oppression seemed to have silenced the inner voices of people.
(Carla Bianpoen, The Jakarta Post, July 1999)
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