To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Asia Pacific Screens presents a series of short documentaries made by or 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.
Mr. Zero คนหมายเลขศูนย์
2016, 41.08 mins, Thailand
Directed by Nutcha Tantivitayapitak
Thai with English subtitles
In this delightful but provocative documentary, Nutcha Tantivitayapitak follows the eccentric writer and translator Bundit Aneeya, who has been charged four times under Thailand’s lèse-majesté laws.
These films are screened in collaboration with 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.