The Queer Indonesia Archive (QIA) is a digital archiving project committed to the collection, preservation and celebration of material reflecting the lives and experiences of queer Indonesia.
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Films and TV

Materials from films and TV with queer representation

Film, TV and Audio

Below is a selected collection of our film, TV and audio holdings. For a complete listing please see our catalogue or if you are after something in particular, please contact us.

Explicitly queer representation in Indonesian screens started in 1971 with the release Jang Djatuh di Kaki Lelaki on cinema. Since then, queer characters ebbed and flowed through Indonesian films and TV show. A ban prohibiting depictions of LGBT character from the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission in the mid-2010s, combined with growing conservatism of Indonesian Film Censorship Board, shifted the representation of queer characters to webseries, indie short film, and documentaries.