Dancers in the Rain: Being Queer in Southeast Asia

April 4 | 12-1 pm | WCC 3018

Please join us for the screening of two short films by Southeast Asian filmmakers that shed light on the lived realities of queerness in Southeast Asia. Dory (Philippines, 2017, by Beverly Ramos) and On Friday Noon (Indonesia, 2016, by Luhki Herwanayogi) tell the stories of queer women and their daily struggles to negotiate their space within their local communities, and in doing so provide nuanced insights into the interaction of religion, sociopolitical realities, and individual experiences from a distinct Southeast Asian perspective. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with Michael Peletz, Professor of Anthropology at Emory University, and Rosalia Engchuan, filmmaker and social anthropologist with the Max Planck Institute.

Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by HLS LAMBDA.