Universitas Medan Area together with the Online Journalists Association (IWO) held a joint viewing of the film “Before You Eat” on June 8, 2022 at the Convention Hall 3rd floor of the UMA Library Building Jalan Pool No. 1 Medan Estate.
The documentary film entitled “Before You Eat” tells about dealing with the issue of modern slavery of Indonesian migrant workers, especially those who work at sea as crew members (ABK) fishing boats working on foreign ships.
Working non-stop, eating unfit food and other acts of slavery are experienced by Indonesian crew members. Not only that, even though they have worked hard, their rights in the form of salaries are not given.
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The film, directed by Kasan Kurdi, produced by SBMI and supported by Greenpeace Indonesia, clearly shows the cruelty experienced by Indonesian crew members.
The audience was attended by UMA, USU, Unimed, Unpri, North Sumatra and Medan HNSI students, as well as other communities in the city of Medan.
After watching together, a number of ideas emerged in the discussion with the theme “Modern Slavery in the Sea and Illegal Fishing, What Can the Public Do?”
Vice Rector Bid. Innovation, Student Affairs and Alumni of Medan Area University, Dr. Rizkan Zulyadi SH, MH, explained that law enforcers must be active and truly protect the sovereignty of the state at sea.
“We have to talk about this law. If the people are right, the system must be right,” he said.
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