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You are invited: Come watch LGBT documentaries at IHLIA in the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) on 8 November

Join us at IHLIA in the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) at Oosterdokskade 143 (7th floor, ‘Theaterzaal’) from 2 pm to 4:30 pm on 8 November. You are most welcome. Please sign up by mail: info@documentourhistorynow.org and let us know the name(s) of those who will be attending. Programme: Watch the inspiring and brand-new documentary Love and Other Matters, which DOHN produced. It gives good insight into LGBT lives in Myanmar, READ MORE

Now online: The full-length short documentary Shwe, by Christ (Myanmar)

‘When I dance I want everyone to laugh’. The irrepressible Shwe is a hairdresser by day and a transgender performer during the night. While his compatriots tend to be shy, Shwe chooses to be out, extroverted and outspoken. Shwe is a beautiful documentary film debut for director Christ. For the full documentary, click here. On this website page you will find a link to the trailer and a link to READ MORE

Now online: The full-length short documentary Open, by Khin Zarchi Latt (Myanmar)

Documentary Open (clik here) tells the story of Ko Latt, a young Myanmar artist who won the chance to study abroad with a scholarship. While living in Zurich, Switzerland, he fell in love. Surprisingly – and for the first time – this was with another man. Open explores cultural differences between Myanmar and the West when it comes to love and sexuality, and it explores what it means for a READ MORE

Now online: The full-length short documentary That’s the way I am, by Khin Thethtar Latt (Myanmar)

‘After I told the truth, I felt like a bird flying in the air.’ The documentary That’s the Way I Am (clik here) tells the story of Phyo Thit Luu, who lives an out-and-proud life as a gay man and as an LGBT rights activist in Yangon. Through his work he hopes to create a more accepting environment for future generations of LGBT people in Myanmar, a country where same-sex READ MORE

Interview (in Dutch) with Robert Witlox in magazine Hello Gorgeous, March 2015

For article ‘Werken aan nalatenschap’ (in Dutch), click here. Robert Witlox (51) vertrok twee jaar geleden naar Zuid-Oost Azië om de homo-, lesbo- en transgendergemeenschappen (LHBT) daar te ondersteunen in het vastleggen van hun verhalen en geschiedenis. Eerder dit jaar was hij weer even in het land en hello gorgeous sprak met hem over zijn stichting Document Our History Now. READ MORE

DOHN’s 2014 Annual Report and 2014 Financial Report are now online

You can read about our achievements last year in our 2014 Annual Report (click here). The 2014 Financial Report (click here) gives you all our financial details. These reports are published in compliance with the criteria for our ANBI status. READ MORE

Now online: The full-length documentary Karma? by Vanna Hem (Cambodia)

The documentary film Karma? (click here) is about the lives of two lady-boy sex workers in Phnom Penh, Pao and Srey Leak, who face sexual violence and ignorance from the society they live in. Pao and Srey Leak become sisters, living together and taking care of each other after their families had kicked them out. An intense, observational documentary, Karma? depicts the hard life that HIV-positive transgender sex workers live READ MORE

Document Our History Now at the first LGBT film festival ‘&PROUD’ in Yangon, Myanmar

Our coordinator, Robert Witlox, visited the festival in November 2014. It was a great event: an interesting programme with contributions from the region, a high turnout, a positive atmosphere and quite some attention from the press. Congratulations to the brilliant organisers of this new event in Myanmar! The programme included two documentaries that we sponsored: Red over the Rainbow and A Butterfly Taboo. Both films received a warm welcome.   READ MORE

Now online: full-length documentary A Butterfly Taboo

While following the struggle of a Filipino LGBT political party campaigning for a seat in congress, the film’s director looks back at his own troubled youth, growing up gay. In a fusion of animation and documentary footage, the film introduces the poetic voice of the director as he deals with a personal dilemma: “Should I jump through the window? Or should I continue my personal battle to come out of READ MORE

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports our Rainbow Agenda Myanmar (RAM) project

We are very happy and proud that Document Our History Now has received a project subsidy from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangkok to carry out an LGBT human-rights project in Myanmar. The main goal of the project is to give the general public, press and political parties in Myanmar more insight into the social and legal situation of LGBT, and in that way to generate READ MORE