This week, our bookshelf takes a look at LGBTQ experiences in Southeast Asia; including a new release on queer sexuality in Thai cinema.
A video with Imam Wahyudi, a gay man who talks about the diversity of life in Jakarta and his views on faith.
Ngo Menghourng has overcome disapproval from family and peers to build a career enabling him to give back to the community.
A sense of adventure drives Sophon Shimjinda’s life on wheels, and he’s determined to live life to the fullest.
The story of Cha Roque and her family is a testament of how love and strength can get us through the toughest of life’s challenges.
In the upcoming weeks, CSEAS will feature LGBTQI stories from the region starting with episode 1 from Singapore.
The Rainbow Film Festival is thrilled to present a Special Sneak Preview of a new LGBT feature film. HRFF25 alum writer-director Josh Kim (Draft Day) makes his feature film debut with a film that The Hollywood Reporter says, “signals the arrival of a talented and observant artist making killer moves in coaxing the best out of his material and actors.”
Alice, a 30-year-old Filipino trans woman, flew to Korea to chase after her boyfriend who she discovers is now living with his new girlfriend. Joon, a 25-year-old Korean musician, is pressured by his traditional parents to find a more stable job and girlfriend. At a bridge in the middle of Seoul, the two brokenhearted souls fatedly cross paths.
This week HRFF will present two LGBT-themed films from Southeast Asia in Honolulu!
The Muay Thai scene in Thailand was set abuzz in the 90s when transvestite warrior Nong Toom (Asanee Suwan) took to the stage and battled it out with other gladiators, while at the same time battled the prejudice he faced because he was different