Jai Arun Ravine

Tom / Trans / Thai is a short experimental film by Jai Arun Ravine that approaches the silence around female-to-male (FTM) transgender identity in the Thai context by addressing tom and trans-masculine identities in Thai and Thai American communities and the transnational relationships between gender and language. Interviews conducted with Thai and Thai American toms and trans-masculine people are channeled through the moving body in an effort to locate ourselves in the Thai landscape and create a new language for our kind of being.

Jai kindly granted us permission to screen the 17-minute film at the After Kinsey seminar.

An accompanying essay, Toms and Zees: Locating FTM Identity in Thailand was published in Transgender Studies Quarterly Volume 1, Issue 3.



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