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Wayang Bom Bali

I Made, Sidia, SSP., M.Sn (2003) Wayang Bom Bali. Documentation. ISI Denpasar.

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When the bomb went off in Kuta last October, the reactions were mainly those of grief, horror and surprise. After the first few weeks of emergency care, it was time to try and figure out how to help those affected heal–on all levels: emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and economically. The Bali Relief efforts have been enormous–an outpouring of medications (80 percent of them outdated, I’m told), medical support, and money came onto this tiny island. After all the fanfare, and the extravanga free concerts with the big name stars, a number of us wondered what else could be done. Cody Schwaiko of YKIP (Yayasan Kemanusian Ibu Pertiwi, which was initially established to assist the bomb victims) asked me if I knew a dalang (shadow puppeteer) who could create a story about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that could be taken into the villages, particularly in and around Kuta. Via the Wayang, information about PTSD is discussed in a down-to-earth and easy to understand way. A half hour video of this Wayang (called Dasa Nama Kerta or the Ten Names of Peace) has been aired on both TVRI (in an interactive call-in show with psychiatrist dr. Robert Reverger and Sidia) and Bali TV. This month the video is being taken into all four high schools in Kuta, again with a psychiatrist who distributes questionaires and brochures about PTSD to assess who may be experiencing symptoms. Free counseling is available with funding from YKIP and IMC (International Medical Corps).

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty > Performing Arts Faculty > Puppetry Department
Depositing User: Mrs Dwi Gunawati
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2012 04:13
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:50

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