Helga Theresia, Fajrian
16 minutes


Karsih finds herself at the end of her life having to work as a street cleaner in order to support her extended family. To add insult to injury, her cleaning job is across the street from where she and her neighbours were dispossessed of their homes and land. But humour and love never leave her.

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A story about a mother named Karsih who lives in her small house but is full of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. During her 8 years working as a sweeper in a residence, Karsih found a place where she could be alone from the crowd. When at home, she must do everything to serve all the people in the house. But the workplace is a place for her to heal herself from the illness she has been feeling.


Indonesia Distanced Stories 2020


Special Screening
KAUM Festival, Berlin
Official Selection - Guest Programs
Minikino Film Week 7
Official Selection - Guest Programs
Aesthetica Short Film Festival


Helga Theresia
Helga is a producer, project manager, scriptwriter, and director, who produces a wide variety of videos, films, and content. She is studying sign language interpretation at her church and social communities for Deaf people. Helga studied Broadcasting at Telkom University, Bandung. She started her journey in the film ecosystem in 2017 as an assistant director at a production company, Cameo Project. She became its producer in 2019-2020. She also worked as a line producer and executive producer in 2018 and 2019 for Teater Tujuh, a Deaf theater in Jakarta.
Fajrian started his professional career in film in 2006 as assistant program producer of the Eagle Awards documentary competition and became its producer from 2007 to 2009. He was a member of the documentary jury for Festival Film Indonesia (FFI) in 2009-2010. Fajrian has been a documentary producer at TvOne, and a producer at a production house. In 2017 he founded his own company, Nusa Visi Indonesia, working in video and photo production services. Fajrian was the Stage Manager for the 2018 Asian Games and the Segment Producer for the 2018 Asian Para Games.

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