Song For My Children

For Dialita – a choir group – singing is an act of bravery. Silenced for more than 50 years, as survivors of Indonesia’s greatest human rights tragedy, they are singing songs that have long disappeared, along with millions of lives that had alleged connections to communism. Despite several regime changes over five decades, many conservative groups in Indonesia are still opposed to any efforts to present the 1965 genocide in public discussions. Dialita is a rare place where survivors and their families find heart-warming support. Through singing, they heal their trauma together, while connecting with young musicians and audiences who want to continue their efforts to tell Indonesia’s erased dark past.