Kathy's other short films include NIGHT VISIONS (Tribeca, SILVERDOCS, “War and Peace Award” Media That Matters Film Festival) and MISS CHINATOWN USA (Tribeca, PBS broadcast 2008). Kathy received a B.A. in History from Harvard University and a M.A. in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. She currently works as a freelance shooter and producer, splitting her time between China and Los Angeles.

Learn more at www.KathyHuangFilms.com

 

 

Films by Kathy Huang

Tales of the Waria

Indonesia is home to the world's largest Muslim population. It is also home to the "warias," a community of biological men who live openly as women. In this eye-opening PBS documentary, four warias search for romance and intimacy. They encounter a host of obstacles-- family pressures, economic burdens, aging-- but strive to stay true to themselves and to find lasting companionship. Shot over three years with the local queer community serving as story consultants and film crew members, the film provides an unprecedented look into topics rarely discussed in Western media: Indonesia, Islamic culture, and the daily life and struggles of transgender communities around the world.