Followed by a talk with Ragil Huda and Tamarra (Indonesian with live English subtitles, transl. Ardi Kuhn)
Conflicted by her family’s expectations and religious beliefs, in The Book of Jasmine, a Black Caribbean woman is torn between religion and her love for another woman. On the other side of the globe, Pilgrimage to the Bissu Community immerses us in the lives and stories of spiritual and gender-diverse people with the aim of decolonizing rigid Western constructions of gender identity. Just across the Celebes Sea, Anito1 documents the Ati-atihan festival, a ceremony that incorporates animism, folk Catholicism and ancestral beliefs of the Aeta people.
The Book of Jasmine
Melanie Grant, Barbados 2017, 14 min.
Pilgrimage to the Bissu Community
Tamarra, Indonesia 2020, 30 min.
Martha Atienza, Philippines 2015, 9 min.
Tamarra (*Tasikmlaya, West Java, 1989) is a self-taught artist currently pursuing undergraduate studies at Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, majoring in history. Tamarra’s work deals with gender and sexuality, the history of non-binaries, religion, and humanity.