The remote community of the Tiwi Islands, located 80 kilometres north of the Australian mainland, has a thriving LGBT community known as the Sistergirls. More than five percent of the Tiwi population identify as a Sistergirl with most of them living publicly as women and observing local Indigenous traditions. In this episode of Australiana, VICE embeds with the Sistergirls to explore the intersection of traditional culture and gender identity. This documentary explores the push-pull the Sistergirls experience living on their remote Tiwi home, while wanting to find love in the city and start families of their own.
AIRED ON 3 September 2017
EXPIRES ON 30 September 2022
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Australia