Kisah 3 Titik
Title translation: The Story of 3 Titiks
It’s a story of three women each named Titik.
The first story is about Titik Sulastri, or Titik the Widow whose husband dies due to an accident in a factory when she is pregnant with her second child. Left without death benefit from the social security, she has to work to make ends meet. To be able to be accepted in a garment factory, Titik then hides her pregnancy. She gets hired with low wage.
Titik the Widow lives in a slum where most of the inhabitants are laborers. She befriends Mbah Dince, an old transvestite who lives next door. Mbah Dince helps Titik reconcile with fate and life. The unique characters around whom she lives also make Titik’s life more colorful.
Days pass by. Titik can no longer lie about her pregnancy. She is ordered to resign. She feels upset. Her money is not enough yet to cover for childbirth. She struggles to be able to keep working there. With the help of an official of the company, Titik Dewanti Sari, or Titik the Manager, Titik the Widow can return to work after she delivers the baby. However, her return creates an even more complicated problem that not only affects her but also Titik the Manager.
The second story is about Titik the Manager, a smart woman with low self-esteem but ambitious and very serious about her career. She is assigned by the giant company where she works as the human resource manager for a newly-bought garment factory. She faces a lot of difficulties coming from her colleagues. Not to mention the thousands of laborers she has to deal with. Her humane conscience confronts the company’s interest, making her career in danger. She’s hard-pressed and desperate from the dilemma. All along she has been using a secret to boost her career. She thinks the secret is her reliable weapon. Apparently not.
The third story is about Kartika or Titik the Tomboy, a daughter of a city thug who runs away from home since teenage. She’s raised in a tough neighborhood. That’s why she dresses like men. Titik the Tomboy is fearless. She’s emotional and brave when facing injustice. However, her feminine side at times appears when it comes to Anto, her bestfriend, who loves her as well.
Titik works in a home-industrial enterprise producing footwear. That organisation employs children because they are cheap laborers. After school some brokers stop them and lure them with money so that they skip school and work, gluing sandals. It is often found that kids become addicted to the glue because of that.
Titik struggles on her own to end the situation. She believes that children should only play and study. They should not be allowed to work. Therefore Titik courageously challenges the brokers and sacrifices herself in the end. Anto can’t do anything about it.