Baby Girl

Rofie Nur Fauzie, Mohamad Sulaeman
14 minutes


Cunenk grew up as a girl trapped in a boy’s body. She could not wait to leave her village and become a performer. She is very happy and respected within her new community but, once in a while, she steps back in her male clothes in order to fundraise for the local maternity hospital in memory of her mother.

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After her mother left, a transwoman named Cunenk always aspired to be a useful person like what her mother had said. Living off stage to stage, she garnered a lot of fans and followers on social media. We follow her raising funds to be donated to maternity hospitals, just as her mother had wished her.


Indonesia Distanced Stories 2020


Special Screening
KAUM Festival, Berlin
Official Selection - Guest Programmes
Minikino Film Week 7
Official Selection - Guest Programmes
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Official Selection - 100% Local Flavours: Gender
100% Manusia Film Festival


Rofie Nur Fauzie
Rofie is a documentary film director who focuses on humanitarian issues. He graduated from the Institute of Indonesian Arts and Culture (ISBI), Bandung, in 2019. Being involved in the film industry since 2015, he started to love documentary films, especially biographical documentaries with human values. He has produced a number of films, including ASIH (documentary, 2017), Anak Pisang (documentary, 2017), Jatukrami (docudrama, 2018), 50:50 (documentary, 2019), and Baby Girl (2021). His film 50:50 won the Silver Award from the Vidsee Juree Awards 2020. He has also received award nominations from Indonesian Film Festival and Maya Cup.
Mohamad Sulaeman
Sulaeman started his career in the arts as a theater director at his school. He directed Jayaparna and Layonsari performance, which received an award as The Best Show of National Student Theatre Festival in 2014. He then attended film school at the Institute of Indonesian Arts and Culture (ISBI), Bandung. Sulaeman has participated in various filmmaking and workshops. His short fictional film entitled Satu Denyut Lepas received mentoring facilities from Angga Dwimas Sasongko. Recently he has just completed a short documentary film about a transgender woman, Baby Girl, in collaboration with In-Docs, Scottish Documentary Institute, and British Council.

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