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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

The best documentary feature award category includes Indian and International films made in 2011/2012. There are five films competing in this category - Ballroom Rules from Australia , Let The Butterflies Fly from India, Looking For Gay Bollywood from France / India, My Dear Gay Teacher from India, Rites of Passage from USA/ Thailand and Tales Of The Waria from USA / Indoensia and


 

 

BALLROOM RULES

76 mins, Australia

Dir: Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe

A group of Australian same-sex ballroom dancers are passionate about their sport and are driven by a dream of competing at the world’s largest same-sex dance sport competition at the 2010 Gay Games in Germany. Can they make the cut?

Screening: Alliance Française de Bombay May 25, 1.30pm


LET THE BUTTERFLIES FLY

74 mins, India

Dir: Gopal Menon

Story of Shilpa, a hijra who faced severe police torture and abuse from medical establishment, who tried to make her a ‘man’ by force.

Screening: Alliance Française de Bombay May 26, 1.30pm


LOOKING FOR GAY BOLLYWOOD

52 mins, France / India

Dir: Nasha Gagnebin

The documentary deals with the representation of queers in Indian cinema and particularly within Bollywood..

Screening: Cinemax May 25, 3.15pm



MY DEAR GAY TEACHER

46 mins, India

Dir: Saraswati Kavula

An attempt to explore the personality behind the persona called Hoshang Merchant. Is his Public Life as a poet and a professor in one of India's best universities, a reflection on acceptability of homosexuality?

Screening: Cinemax May 24th 1.30pm as part of ‘Rainbow Warriors’ package

 



RITES OF PASSAGE

46 mins, USA / Thailand

Dir: Jeff Roy

Story of the gender transformation of Maya Jafer, known to her blood relatives as Mohammed Jafer, the film is an honest first-hand look at the real life struggles and joys Maya, and indeed other transgenders, face.

Screening: Cinemax May 24, 3.15pm

 


TALES OF THE WARIA

56 mins, USA / Indoensia

Dir: Kathy Huang

In Indonesia, lives a community of transgender individuals known as Warias, biological men who live openly as women. The documentary follows four characters from this little-known community.

Screening: Cinemax May 26, 10.00pm



 
 
 
 
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The Night Is Young (Raat Baaki)
Queens! Destiny of Dance
My Child Is Gay
Bollywood Beats
Breaking The Surface
Burnt Money
DaKings
EATING OUT Drama Camp
Family Khusreyan Di
Gigola
Is It Just Me ?
The String (Le Fil)
Longhorns
Make The Yuletide Gay

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