Please join Oberlin Shansi in screening this award-winning film. There will be plenty of popcorn and hot tea. We look forward to seeing you there!
Film synopsis: At a time when transgender communities around the world are largely ignored or misrepresented in the media, the 60-minute documentary video Tales of the Waria intimately explores how one such community confronts issues of love, family, and faith. Traveling to Indonesia, the world’s most populated Muslim country, the film trains
its lens on the warias, biological men who identify as women and are a surprisingly visible presence in a culture normally associated with strict gender divides. Interweaving the stories of several warias who make extraordinary sacrifices for love, Tales of the Waria creates a
moving and unexpected portrait of a community that dares to live differently from the norm, despite what consequences may await them.
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