Global Voices

Tales of the Waria

Season 5 Episode 4 | 56m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

While many in the West view Islam as socially repressive, in Indonesia there exists a transgender community known as the warias; men who live openly as women. This 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.

Aired: 06/03/12

Expired: 06/17/12

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning