In 1930’s Yakutia, in Russia’s north-east, Old Mikipper and his wife Oppuos live in the taiga forest where tending to cows, hunting and fishing make…
Winner, Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2018
Juno is just a child when his father abandons him in their village in Central Java. Alone now, he joins a Lengger dance center where men shape their feminine appearance and movement. Since his youth, Juno has grown to feel that in a man there is always an element of male and female. But the sensuality and sexuality that come from dance and bodies, mixed with the violent social and political Indonesian environment, force Juno to move from village to village. On his journey Juno gets attention and love from his dance teachers, a handsome boxer and a Warok, and he must face the battlefield that his body is becoming.
APSA Winner Clip
APSA Winner Interview
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