Adriany Badrah

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: Countering the Spread of Radical Terrorism through FilmsIndonesia

Adriany Badrah is the current director of Celebes Institute and a lecturer at Tadulako University's Social Science and Political Science Department. She has a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies and a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Over the past two decades, Ms. Badrah has been involved in and directed several projects and organizations including the Indonesian Community Empowerment Institute, the Social Reintegration Working Group, the Palu Workers' Solidarity Struggle, the Central Sulawesi Women's Equality Struggle Group and the National Front for the Struggle of Indonesian Workers in Central Sulawesi. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Countering the Spread of Radical Terrorism through Films

Through visual media, this project educated the community about the need for public awareness to prevent the spread of messages that legitimize harmful ideology that supports violent extremism. Film is one of the ways to synergize works to prevent the spread of radicalism and religion-based violence. Because people often learn best from observation, we hope that the movie was an effective tool for education.

There was a lack of educational content that presents real-life stories through about how people are inevitably exposed to religious and violent extremism. Upon its success, this project served as a guide for conducting campaigns and education to counter violent extremist narratives.

The main activities of this project were film production, a community screening and a discussion. The film category was a nonfiction short film, the subject is a reality-story, and the film’s duration is 20 minutes. There were 250 beneficiaries of the film screening and discussion activities about the film were held in six locations around Indonesia. The film garnered a lot of positive feedback from those who viewed it and other stakeholders.

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IVLP Exchange Experience 

Adriany was a participant in the IVLP Project Empowering Muslim Women as Peacemakers and Agents of Change in 2021, organized by the U.S. Department of State and the American Councils for International Education.

Her exchange experience led to the development of her IVLP Impact Award Project: "The IVLP had an impact on increasing my self-capacity. It is a space to share experiences and information, both through individual activities and organizational activities. This environment inspires women to become leaders and agents of change and peace, which is very powerful. Because I was able to meet with women across a variety of professions, political, economic, social and cultural life, the IVLP has provided an opportunity to expand the network for mutual support and collaboration."

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually

Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Pensacola, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Albany, NY; Burlington, VT

Country: Indonesia

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