Monday, February 13, 2012

First film about queer women in Indonesia premieres at Berlin Film Festival

From Gay Star News

Children of Srikandi, made by an all female cast and crew, tells the stories of eight queer women in Indonesia
Still from the Children of Srikandi

Children of Srikandi, a film about lesbian, bisexual and transexual women will premier at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday. The film, made by eight Indonesian directors and a German producer and editor, has an all female cast and crew, a soundtrack from Indonesia's only female rapper and beautiful shadow puppet animation weaving between the segments.

The eight segments include Imelda Taurinamandala's story of a little girl who wants to be a boy, the personal tale of Eggie Dian who was rejected by her family for being a lesbian and became homeless and Edith's journey coming to terms with her Muslim faith and her sexuality.

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