Tales of the Waria (#504)
While many in the West view Islam as socially repressive, in Indonesia there exists a transgender community known as the warias; men who live openly as women. This film uncovers a world that not only defies our expectations of gender and Islam, but also reveals our endless capacity as human beings to search for love; whatever the consequences. [57 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: A new international independent documentary series from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), GLOBAL VOICES samples the best of international documentary. In its premiere season, the series features five all-new global docs and 21 notable international documentaries that have previously aired on PBS in other forums.
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These episodes of Global Voices aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.