“Matawai” is not merely a film; it’s a resounding wake-up call.
Produced by the Fair Future Foundation, this documentary immerses you in the complexities of securing clean water in the ultra-rural areas of East Indonesia. The film is an integral part of our broader initiatives, which are not limited to high-impact medical programs like #KwanSehat, #ZeroMalaria, and #PrimaryMedicalCare. We also direct significant effort toward our #WaterConnections initiative, centered on granting equitable access to sufficient, quality water.
In regions where clean water is seen as a luxury rather than a necessity, we tirelessly advocate for its status as a fundamental human right. Our firsthand experiences on the ground reveal the far-reaching implications of water scarcity. When a community lacks clean water, it sets off a chain reaction. Sanitation suffers, diseases like cholera and dysentery spread, and people, especially children, fall ill. Social and economic opportunities grind to a halt, and the community remains trapped in a cycle of poverty and illness.
“Matawai” provides a lens into these grim realities, unfiltered and close-up. It tells the stories of families who walk miles under the scorching sun for a mere ten litres of often-contaminated water. But the documentary doesn’t just present problems; it showcases the tangible solutions that Fair Future is actively implementing. From drilling artesian wells to introducing efficient water filtration systems, we also focus on educational programs that promote sound hygiene and sanitation practices.
Beyond the mechanics of water distribution, our initiatives delve into social intricacies, like encouraging both women and men to be active participants in water management and sanitation. We are not merely providing a service; we’re fostering community development. Whether it’s through hygiene education, resource sharing, or the nurturing of water-related micro-enterprises, our actions ripple out, touching multiple facets of everyday life.
As you watch “Matawai,” understand that it serves dual purposes. It opens your eyes to an often-hidden crisis and galvanizes you to become part of the solution. The challenges ahead are formidable. Yet, your involvement can catalyze change, transforming the privilege of clean water access into a universal right that we all deserve.
We invite you to engage with this film and join us on this mission of critical importance. May “Matawai” offer you an enriching and mobilizing viewing experience.
We extend our deepest gratitude to those who have made “Matawai” more than just a film but a potent instrument for change. Epi Production, led by Elisa Wettstein, delivered exceptional directing; our Indira, Elthon, Primus, and Alex cinematography team captured the story’s essence with skill and passion. Musical architects Dadang Pronoto, Dialog Dini Hari, and Pohon Tua Creatorium enriched the film with their stirring compositions. We are incredibly grateful to Kawan Baik Indonesia and its director, Mrs. Ayu Setia Wardani, for their steadfast support and collaboration. Your collective talents are the backbone of this impactful project.