Love letter to the soldier

Love letter to the soldier - Indonesia

Love Letter to the Soldier is a video letter from a Papuan woman to an Indonesian soldier who was once based in her village on the PNG-Indonesian border, begging him to return to meet their three-year-old daughter: "I will continue to wait for you, Samsul. I don't care what people say." Samsul had courted Maria Goreti Mekiw, visiting her house every day and giving gifts of biscuits and milk until the two started a relationship. Back then Maria was a high school student and the TNI soldier seemed "polite and kind." But instead of marrying her as Maria had expected, Samsul left when she was five months pregnant and has not been in touch since.