Sudah Dapat Jodoh Belum?

10 minutes, 55 seconds
Surabaya and London, 2021

Whilst a reference to contemporary dating culture dominated by applications such as tinder or bumble, this work was motivated by the question dreaded by unmarried Indonesian youth “sudah dapat jodoh belum?”

Jodoh culture was one of Islam’s many influences on romance in Southeast Asia centralises around having one soulmate for your entire life. It stemmed from state-funded media and laws idealising marriage as the end goal for both men and women, though women have experienced more pressure to marry than men.