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Astri and Tambulah (Si Astri maka si Tambulah)

Xeph Suarez - Phillippines
2017 — Fiction — English subtitles

In the Sama Badjao community in the Philippines, Astri and Tambulah make their living performing a traditional dance by the sea for coins. Their secret plan is to save enough money to marry. Astri may be a transwoman, but so what? Nobody bothers them. Everything is perfect – except that a pact made long ago requires Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.

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