Perspektif Gender tentang Isu Poligami dalam Lima Film Bergenre Religi
This article is written based on the gender perspective analysis of the 5 (five) Indonesian movies with the Islamic religious topic. Those movies were Perempuan Berkalung Sorban (Woman with A Turban), Ayat-ayat Cinta (The Love Verses), Ketika Cinta Bertasbih (When Love Praises), Ummi Aminah (The Lady Amina), and Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan (The Unmissed Heaven); which were produced by Indonesian directors who presented interesting but controversial topic : Poligamy –through various ways of filming process and dialogues. This study utilized the narrative analysis method and feminist perspective as a productive way to read the popular cultural media such as film. The study shows that it doesn’t mean that Indonesian movie makers accepted the practice of polygamy that are performed by some muslims. But they would rather described the diversity of socio-religious phenomena in a very critical way, and calling for the public discussions around the topic. These movies also show the various ways in introducing the universal values of Islam such as gender equality, women’s rights, peace, tolerance and respect to the diveristies. It also encourages all parties: the movie makers, lectures, students, artists, and everyone to be more open in providing the teaching through a more creative way.