Center for Southeast Asia and its Diasporas

Si Astri maka si Tambulah

Si Astri maka si Tambulah (Astri & Tambullah) by Xeph Suarez (Philippines), 19 min, Sinama w/ English Subs. Astri is a 16-year old transwoman in a relationship with 17-year old Tambulah. Although it’s an unusual sight at the community where they live, nobody bothers them. Everything seems perfect… except that Sama Badjao traditions and a pact made long ago require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.