Film Screening: Guru - A Hijra Family

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:30pm
SS, Academic Block, LUMS
The Saida Waheed Gender Initiative presents
Film Screening: Guru - A Hijra Family
Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 06:30 pm
Venue: SS, Academic Block, LUMS
In “Guru- A Hijra Family” Laurie Colson and Axelle Le Dauphin emphatically document the life of a unique family with great aesthetic and soulful music. From the thousand year old sacred tradition of the hijra to the minute complexities of the present, Guru progresses like a poem recited by several voices in which the world is a treacherous playing field and where, to live the third gender authentically requires a resistance that is stronger in numbers. The screening will be followed by a discussion with our panel, consisting of Neeli Rana, Leyla Jagiella and Omar Kasmani. The discussion will be moderated by Mehlab Sheikh.
Duration: 88 min, Country: Belgium/France, Director/s: Laurie Colson & Axelle Le Dauphin, Language: Tamil+Hindi with Eng Subtitles