Transcript for A Different Way of Learning
The video starts with soft piano music and a black, white, and yellow animated screen. Yellow text on a black screen says, “Naufal Asy-Syaddad / DJP Fellow from Indonesia.” Naufal Asy-Syaddad’s voiceover says, “Hello, friends.”
Cut to a circular black and yellow animated screen. Yellow text on a black screen says, “Obstacles in obtaining employment opportunities for people with autism.” Asy-Syaddad’s voiceover continues, “Introducing, my name is Naufal Asy Syaddad, DJP fellow from Indonesia. I will raise the theme of obstacles in obtaining employment opportunities for people with autism. As people with autism, they still experience many misunderstandings, so when they grow up and it’s time to find a job, this has its own difficulties. We have two interviewees, Husein and Faisal. They will tell us about their efforts in getting the job they want.”
Cut to a black and yellow animated screen. Black text on a yellow screen says, “Muhammad Atarriq / Husein Muhammad Faisal Hakim.” Cut to a pan shot of M. Attariq Husein, an Indonesian man and musician with autism, wearing a red shirt and speaking with students in a music classroom. In the background, a young Indonesian boy wearing eyeglasses and a black shirt plays the keyboard. An Indonesian man wearing a blue face mask, eyeglasses, and mustard-patterned shirt watches the student playing the keyboard. A whiteboard and a plum-colored wall are behind them. On the right, an Indonesian man sits at a desk, wearing a white face mask and a green-and-red patterned shirt.
Cut to Husein speaking to a young Indonesian girl wearing a white hijab. The Indonesian man wearing a blue face mask and a mustard-patterned shirt joins their conversation. In the background, a young Indonesian boy sits on the ground on the left, and another boy opens the classroom door.
Cut to Husein, wearing a black-and-red shirt with white text and a picture of people on it, sitting on a brown two-seater couch in a room. A beige wall is in the background. Asy-Syaddad, a young Indonesian man wearing eyeglasses, white pants, and a light green shirt, joins Husein on the couch. Asy-Syaddad speaks to the camera, “I am currently with Muhammad Atarriq Husein. Well, he is a person with autism who was born on January 26, 2000. So he’s already 22 years old. Well, he has a talent in music.”
Cut to Husein singing into a microphone in the music classroom. A whiteboard, microphone stand, amplifier, speaker, and other classroom items are in the background. Asy-Syaddad’s voiceover continues, “And he has many achievements in the field of music.”
Cut to Husein and Asy-Syaddad sitting on the brown two-seater couch. Husein speaks to the camera, “Of course, there is, the obstacle that is not just about majoring in music. I just don’t know… what is it… When I was in school, I wasn’t taught about musical notes, I learn all by myself. Learning by myself, according to my ability, learning it individually. In a real college, as I was told by my teacher Mr. Harsono, ‘You won’t be able to study there.’” The soft piano music fades out.
Cut to Husein drumming on a black drum set in the corner of the music classroom, in front of a plum-colored wall. A bass guitar, amplifier, and a black speaker are on the right. Someone sings with the music off-camera. Husein’s voiceover continues, “‘How is it that you won’t be able to. You will be asked the formula, asked about musical notes.’”
Cut to Husein and Asy-Syaddad sitting on the brown couch. Husein says, “‘You’ll be asked about musical writing, picture,’ things that we actually don’t study. We don’t have those facilities, either at public school to learn that or back to junior high school first. If studies mean going back there, I don’t want to. There are also obstacles in attending lectures, because right now, it’s only for those who are with hearing impairment, the blind, and with physical disability. Regardless of their physical conditions, their brain is [non-disabled]. While those with autism and psychological disabilities, despite having a [non-disabled] body, like you, they have different [learning needs]. You know, that’s very unfortunate.” The soft piano music plays again.
Cut to Husein playing drums in a music classroom. Husein’s voiceover continues, “In Indonesia, those are the only accommodations. I have my own obstacles, that’s why I don’t want to go to college anymore.”
Cut to Husein and Asy-Syaddad sitting on the brown sofa. Asy-Syaddad, turning to Husein, asks “Do you study music?” Husein replies, “No. Yes because. There are obstacles. Not an obstacle, more precisely I don’t know what a block note is, I don’t know what that is. It must be asked too, the name of the formula, for example in math, it is also asked too.”
Cut to Muhammad Faisal Hakim, an Indonesian man and entrepreneur with autism, squatting on a tile floor, wiping a hard-boiled egg in a purple plastic bowl with a yellow cloth. He is wearing a turquoise shirt, a red-and-white apron, a transparent plastic glove on his right hand, and black pants. A light blue plastic bowl is to the left of the purple plastic bowl, and a plastic tub with a red lid and white label, containing liquid and boiled eggs, is to the right. In the background, a phone and a black bag are lying on a gray and brown sofa.
Cut to Faisal, his mother, an Indonesian woman wearing a red hijab and glasses, sitting on a white-brown coach with Asy-Syaddad. Faisal sits on the left and wears a turquoise shirt with a design and text that reads, “Thailand,” in the center. Faisal’s mother sits in the center and Ash-Syaddad sits on the right, wearing a light green shirt and sunglasses. Asy-Syaddad says to the camera, “Right now I’m with Budhe Sri Murni and Faisal. Now Faisal is also a person with autism who is 25 years old, right?” Faisal’s mother says, “Six.” Asy-Syaddad continues, “26 years old yes, he has turned 26 years old, now he is a person with autism who is an entrepreneur.”
Cut to Faisal squatting on the tile floor. He finishes cleaning a hard-boiled egg in a purple plastic bowl with a yellow cloth. He transfers the egg to the light blue plastic bowl on the left. Faisal’s mother’s voice says, “For the obstacles, there is still a lot of Naufal, there maybe he can’t follow the instructions from his principal.”
Cut to Faisal, his mother, and Ash-Syaddad sitting in the room. Faisal’s mother is speaking to Asy-Syaddad with hand gestures, “What to do, what to do after this, this, this, this, Faisal has no idea, like that.”
Cut to zoom in on Faisal wearing plastic gloves and grinding garlic cloves using a mortar and pestle on a white tiled floor. A white bathtub is to the left, and two colorful kitchen towels are lying to the right. Faisal’s mother’s voiceover continues, “But, as a parent when Faisal was before he went there, I was already, what yes.”
Cut to Faisal, his mother, and Ash-Shaddad. Faisal’s mother speaks with hand gestures, “Making sure that at home there is something that he has to do, which is making salted eggs.”
Cut to a close-up shot of Faisal who continues to clean the boiled egg. He places another egg in a light blue plastic bowl.
Cut to Faisal, his mother, and Ash-Syaddad. Faisal’s mother speaks with hand gestures, “Never. I used to go to Bandeng Juwono, it was at the suggestion of Mrs. Ema, Emanuella,
you know her there.”
Cut to a close-up shot of Faisal who finishes scrubbing the last egg and turns to pick up the mortar and pestle on the left. A bowl of rice and another bowl of red chili peppers, garlic cloves and ginger thumbs sit between the mortar and plastic bowl. Faisal’s mother’s voice continues, “And Faisal has also taken tests, psychological tests, this test.”
Cut to Faisal, Ash-Shaddad. Faisal’s mother speaks with hand gestures, “It turns out that even from there, there are some who accept, but there are certain parts that don’t want to accept.
Cut to Faisal scooping the crushed chilies out of his mortar with a pink and cream colored vegetable spoon and mixing them into a plastic tub on the left. The tub is filled with liquid, and a white label is also on it. Faisal’s mother’s voiceover continues, “Because of what, Faisal is already a child who has started to be irregular in, for example, praying. If you work at erlina’s in bandeng juwono, you can’t pray on time.”
Cut to Faisal’s eggs wrapped in a plastic bag, immersed in a plastic tub with a white label. Faisal’s mother’s voiceover continues, “Even though there are many people buying here, like that. I’m afraid that Faisal will meet a lot of people there, with the voices of people coming out, which maybe Faisal hasn’t… yet.”
Cut to Faisal, his mother, and Asy-Syaddad. Faisal’s mother speaks with hand gestures, “Mudeng and later carried away finally from there, it looks like Faisal is working at home alone. Alhamdulillah, I’m very happy.” The soft piano music fades out.
Cut to Faisal sitting cross-legged on the floor, holding a plastic carton of finished eggs. A label on the carton reads, “Mas Faizal,” in Indonesian. Band music plays and someone sings along off-camera.
Cut to Hussein playing the drums in a music classroom. As the song ends, he puts down his drumsticks. People clap and cheer in Bahasa Indonesia off-camera.
Fade to black text with a yellow border on a black screen that reads, “Copyright – @2022 Yogasmara Foundation. All rights reserved.”
Fade to black text with a yellow border on a black screen that reads, “Made with the support of the Disability Justice Project and the Disability Rights Fund.” The Disability Justice Project logo is a large yellow “D” with a black play button in the center to indicate video storytelling, and white text that says “Disability Justice Project” in the bottom left. The Disability Rights Fund logo – a white square with black text that reads, “Disability Rights Fund” – is at the bottom right of the screen.