Transgenders of Thousand Rivers

A short bittersweet story about Mutia and Fitri, two among many transvestites who live in Banjarmasin, a city located in Borneo island Indonesia. The story tells how Mutia and Fitri as transgender can be well accepted by family and community.

"In our hearts, we are female. We couldn't fight our own heart and pretend to be a man. It really hurts." - Mutia (Aditia), Transgenders of Thousand Rivers.

  • Mutia
    Key Cast
  • Fitri
    Key Cast
  • Mahatma Putra
  • Muttaqiena Imaamaa
  • Mahatma Putra
  • Mochamad Andri
    Line Producer
  • Tree House Sound
    Music Composer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Waria Seribu Sungai
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Social Cultural Life, transgender
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Mahatma Putra

anātman (Sanskrit: अनात्मन्) refers to the notion of “no-self” or the illusion of self“.

Anatman Pictures is a documentary production company based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Anatman Pictures elaborate the philosophy and the spirit of no-self to documentary film production. If there is no single ‘I’ we could understand that everything in the world is interconnected –just like a plate of food you eat everyday! Where the rice is imported from a small rice field in Thailand, the fresh vegetables picked from your neighborhood, and the dessert are fruits from south America– we are connected to every good and bad story that happens in the world everyday.

Anatman aims to share inspiring & unique stories beyond headlines, covering social cultural life across Indonesia. Our clients are varied from international companies & NGO’s to local brands. Our work has already been published both in international & local media.

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