A documentary about and by eight queer women in Indonesia takes a moving look at the problems they face.
In 2010, eight members of the Children of Srikandi Collective emerged from a workshop with filmmakers Angelika Levi and Laura Coppens and decided to make a film about their experiences. The result, “Children of Srikandi” is being screened at Rotondes this week. The film’s stories “deconstruct stereotypes” about LGBT women living in the world’s largest Muslim population.
The women’s stories are woven with scenes of traditional Javanese shadow puppet theatre show telling the story of Srikandi, a mythical figure from the Indian Mahabharata epic who changes her gender to live and fight as an equal among men.
The screening is part of the queer loox series of queer-feminist films being shown intermittently at Rotondes. Entrance is free.