Selected Project keyboard_arrow_right Queer as Punk
Yih Wen Chen
Ruby Yang
Production Status
In Production
Date of Completion
August 2020
90 minutes
Total Budget
Financing In Place
Requested Contribution
Production Company
Chang Ai Media Project Ltd.
Queer as Punk
Storytelling Lab

In a predominantly Islamic Malaysia, a Muslim queer punk band, Shh…Diam! led by transman. Faris Saad is a rebel with a cause to fight against social injustice through their music.

Transman Faris Saad is the lead singer of Shh…Diam! the one and only openly Muslim queer and punk band in Malaysia. Queer As Punk follows Faris together with his bisexual cousin, Yon and queer bassist Yoyo in their fight for LGBT rights through their music about social injustice and freedom of expression against the backdrop of the changing political landscape in Malaysia.

In a predominantly Islamic country where homosexuality is outlawed and violent crimes are committed against transgenders, will Faris and his band of rebels be able to rise against the tide of social construction and societal expectations? Will they have a place against the growing religious extremism in the dawn of a new Malaysia?