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Title Tales of the Waria [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Playing Time Duration: 56 minutes
Note Title from title frames.
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Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 2011.
Summary Indonesia is home to the world's largest Muslim population. It is also home to the "warias," a community of biological men who live openly as women. In this eye-opening documentary, four warias search for romance and intimacy. They encounter a host of obstacles-- family pressures, economic burdens, aging-- but strive to stay true to themselves and to find lasting companionship. Shot over three years with the local queer community serving as story consultants and film crew members, the film provides an unprecedented look into topics rarely discussed in Western media: Indonesia, Islamic culture, and the daily life and struggles of transgender communities around the world. "A fascinating expose." - The Advocate "The beauty and honesty are heartbreaking." - "The best film for teaching about the cultural construction of gender and sexuality." - Prof. Leslie Dwyer, George Mason University Awards and Screenings Best Documentary Feature, San Diego Asian Film Festival Audience Choice Award, Asian American International Film Festival Audience Choice Award, Barcelona Int'l Gay and Lesbian Film Festival San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Video Festival Association for Asian Studies Film Expo
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Indexed Term Anthropology
Gender Studies
LGBT, Documentaries
Added Author Huang, Kathy, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1144936 Kanopy
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