GAYA 2018: MERAKI
entails the historical trials and tribulations of an Acehnese heroine, CUT NYAK DHIEN. Her journey towards becoming a warrior embodies themes of war, love and womanhood amidst the tumultuous times under Dutch colonial rule.
In this interpretation, we follow through the life account of DHIEN from the destruction of her family to the destruction of the very values that she holds dear, cumulating to the faithful choice between her own happiness, or that of her motherland.
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