Screening of `Until and Unless` at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

Thursday  15 November  2018  6:00 PM    Thursday  15 November  2018 8:00 PM
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We welcome you to attend a screening of "Until and Unless", a short documentary created by the South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania Research Internship program, with a local grassroots organization and students in India. The film addresses the decriminalization of sodomy in India and spotlights four queer people and the impact of systemic oppression on their lives.
There will be time to enjoy some food and beverages before the screening, which will be followed by a talk with 3 of the Bengali LGBTKH activists featured in the film.
Until and Unless Film Description:
Set in West Bengal a year before the historic decision to repeal India's anti-sodomy law Penal Code 377, "Until and Unless", follows the story of four individuals and the impact of systemic oppression via India's legislative system on their lives. The film features Sintu, a transwoman community leader raised in the Sheoraphuli red-light district; Nitu, a transwoman sex worker who lives a dual identity as a man named Nitai; Lovely, a Koti person who lives a closeted life while working in an office environment, and Pratap, a trans teen still navigating her identity. Through juxtaposing their stories with interviews from lawyers and activists working to oppose these laws, the film shows the lived consequences of state and social violence on community self-representations.
Film Length: 30 Minutes
For mature audiences only.
About the making of this film:
This film was created through a collaboration between the South Asia Center (SAC) Research Internship Program and the grassroots LGBTKH* organization Balaram Dey Street Anandam.
Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=ZNXjLvouD2A
Learn more about this film by visiting: https://www.balaramanandam.org

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