Alima worked for a Dutch family as their babu—nanny—in the former Dutch East Indies. A young woman’s voice tells her story of how she came to work for the family, taking care of their baby Jantje. She accompanies them for a short stay in the Netherlands. Upon her return, she lives through Japanese occupation (during which the Dutch family is put in internment camps), and the battle for Indonesia’s independence. Throughout these years, Alima is devoted to the child, but at the same time she’s loyal to her lover Riboet, who’s an independence fighter.
This film will only be available in Docs for Sale on November 24, after its World Premiere.