Short films for International Womens' Day at China in the World

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

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

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.

Mother & Son

Mother & Son shows the anguish of a mother whose two sons became involved in the pro-democracy uprisings of 1988.

2016, 17mins, Myanmar
Directed by Thwe Myo Nyunt

Lives Under the Red Light

2013, 14mins, Cambodia
Directed by Hem Vanna

The film examines the life of a ladyboy who has moved to Phnom Penh to work as an entertainer and sex worker.

These four films are made available through the generous support of the Visual Documentary Project based at Kyoto University.


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