Filmmakers Alice McDowell and Maurice Gunning are currently in Fiji shooting a documentary on behalf of Galway Film Centre and International IDEA.
While in Fiji they have been shooting with The Fiji Times, Youth 4 Mental Health and Sulique Waqa and Ajacc Dokonivalu at Haus of Khameleon.
“Haus of Khameleon (HK) is a movement that is led by young transgender women who are lobbying, campaigning, organizing, researching, training and advocating for transgender equality in Fiji and the Pacific. Haus of Khameleon’s work is framed around feminism, using human rights based and evidence based approaches to address trans issues that is not only limited to gender-based violence, access to trans friendly services and resources, SRHR, peace & security, legal gender recognition, housing, employment, ecological justice and good governance. One of HK’s core work is documenting and reporting trans specific violence and for the first time, the HK will be implementing Fiji’s first ever research on the sexual and gender based violence experienced by trans and non-gender conforming people. HK is led by a team of young trans feminists who continue to push boundaries and reconstruct heteronormative binaries.”