PUNK VS SHARIA
Indonesia's punk scene is one of the world's biggest and most vibrant. It's a place where the country's silenced youth can revolt against endemic corruption, social conventions and their strict families. But in the world's largest Islamic nation, political authorities and religious fundamentalists persecute this rebellious youth movement. Nowhere is the anti-punk sentiment stronger than in Aceh, Indonesia's only Sharia province, where 65 punks were arrested and detained at an Islamic moral training camp in which they had their heads shaved and clothes burnt. We travel to North Sumatra to track down the last punks in Aceh, who still live under constant threat from the sharia police.
Producer/Director/Reporter: Milène Larsson
Field Producer: Kartika Jahja
DP and editor: Grant Armour
Production Company: Vice/Noisey
Published: FEB 25, 2014