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The Little Lady Under the Mangrove Tree
Budjang tells the story of the blossoming of LGBT people in a conservative muslim barangay (community) in Mindanao, and highlights their customs. While this community has exercised tolerance towards LGBT people, there is still much that needs to be done in order to achieve acceptance and inclusion. Through education about human rights and SOGIE, the community has the potential of becoming a model barangay for tolerance and acceptance of LGBT people in Mindanao.
Budjang was a part of featured works on SEAQCF 2021 and made by Mujer LGBT, a Mindanao-based LGBT Rights Organization and has joined many others festival and screenings. For more information about this movie, check out the link in our bio or go to seaqcf.net/program/budjang.
About the Filmmaker
Rhadem Musawah is a Indigenous documentary filmmaker, human rights activist from the Philippines. He is also a member of PhilSilat Association under Philippine Olympic Committee, Changemaker Alumnus of Thomson Reuters Foundation, Core Member of Vote Pilipinas under the Philippine Commission on Election, and Advocacy Specialist of MUJER LGBT+ Org.