Cerita Dalang is an interactive platform that encourages children’s play through the use of recycled objects.
Cerita Dalang consists of short, animated movies based around children’s stories and the process of creation. They are shown on television between prime-time movies, and inspire children to create their own tales with the help of immediately available materials. At the end of each movie, a link to the Cerita Dalang website allows the audience to engage with its digital platform and submit their own stories. Stimulating children to craft imaginative narratives through found objects, Cerita Dalang endorses creative and independent play, while reducing the dependence on market-produced toys.