To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Asia Pacific Screens presents four short documentaries made by and focused upon women from Southeast Asia.
Women of the Forest: The Hidden Burden of Climate Change
2016, 16mins, Malaysia
Directed by Inshallah P. Montero
Malaysian with English subtitles
Women of the Forest: The Hidden Burden of Climate Change investigates how women in Sarawak, Malaysia, are dealing with ecological issues and responsibilities.
2015, 11mins, Malaysia
Directed by Bebbra Mailin
Indonesian with English subtitles
Shown from the perspective of a 12-year-old aspiring singer, Fragile relates the story of an Indonesian family settled in the Malaysian territory of Sabah.
Lives Under the Red Light
2013, 14mins, Cambodia
Directed by Hem Vanna
Khmer with English subtitles
The film examines the life of a ladyboy who has moved to Phnom Penh to work as an entertainer and sex worker.
These films are made available through the generous support of the Visual Documentary Project based at Kyoto University.
These screenings are part of Asia and the Pacific Screens Season Seven: Polyphonic Asia, presented by the Australian Centre on China in the World.