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  • Meet four transgender individuals living in the largest Islamic country in the world.

    Meet four transgender individuals living in the largest Islamic country in the world.

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  • Suharni by the ocean

    Suharni by the ocean

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  • Mami Ria's beauty class

    Mami Ria's beauty class

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  • Suharni and Madi

    Suharni and Madi

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  • Mami Ria and Pak Ansar

    Mami Ria and Pak Ansar

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  • Mami Ria prepares for an evening out

    Mami Ria prepares for an evening out

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  • Suharni and Madi by the pier

    Suharni and Madi by the pier

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  • Tiara's beauty regimen

    Tiara's beauty regimen

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  • Tiara's glamour shot

    Tiara's glamour shot

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The Film

Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population. It is also home to a transgender community known as the warias, biological men who live openly as women. Tales of the Waria follows four characters from this little-known community as they search for romance and companionship. At times comical and at times heartbreaking, the 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.

The Filmmaker

  1. Kathy HuangProducer/Director