“Visible Silence” is a documentary film sharing the stories of Thai toms, dees and lesbians striving for visibility, authenticity, and acceptance in a highly traditional society.

With support from the Horizons Foundation, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Frameline Completion Fund, GAPA Foundation and others, award-winning filmmaker Ruth Gumnit and her binational (Thai-U.S.) team have finished the film! Since June, 2015 the film has been screening in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Your tax deductible donation will go directly to getting the film seen by the world!  Please watch the trailer and lend your support.

“Visible Silence” is distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. Click here to purchase or stream.

Selected Screenings:

June 1 and 3, 2015: World premiere, in competition, at the 55.Krakow Film Festival

June 21 and 25, 2015: U.S. premiere, Frameline39: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

October 10 and October 14, 2015: Asian premiere, Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

October 14, 2015: Thai premiere, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand

October 19, 2015: 5th Annual National Conference Sexuality Studies, Bangkok, Thailand

October 22, 2015:  Documentary Arts Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand

December 2, 2015: Gender Equality Across Culture Conference at Naresuan University, Thailand

‎March 9, 2016: Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development International Women’s Day Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

March 13, 2016: International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP12), Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 1, 2016: 6th Salaya International Documentary Festival, Bangkok, Thailand

April 16, 2016: Queer Across Cultures: Mini Film Festival, The Queer Resource Center and International Place of The Claremont Colleges, USA


April 28 and May 5, 2016: 19.Pink Apple Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Zürich, Switzerland

September 23-25, 2016: Roots Before Branches, Kineforum and Paviliun 28, Jakarta, Indonesia

October 19, 2016: Emory University, Sponsored by the Department of Religion; the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; the Office of LGBT Life; and Emory Pride. Atlanta, GA

October 20, 2016: 27th Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany