The Fifth Gender

Documentary I Working in progress


In the ever-shrinking Bissu community time, Eka (50 years old) continues her role as the servant of earth and sky’s God, whilst waiting for pammase (revelation) from the Gods that is yet to be declared as the successor of Bissus. In the mean time, the rise of the radical religious group continue its life threatening pressure on transgender community in Indonesia, and it brings back the trauma of a massacre in 1965 and by the Suharto’s regime as they were accused as a communist, sinner and against religious beliefs.

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