Sunday, 5th June 2011 | 6:30 pm
I Am chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was, until recently, a criminal and punishable offense.
Director, Sonali Gulati will join us via Skype, after the screening, for a Q&A session.
“I hope that the film strikes a chord for both queer and straight people and helps engage in dialogue between communities, generations, and cultures. The fairly dominant Americentric debate on gay and lesbian rights in the US needs the often-ignored racial and ethnic minority perspective. The stories might be Indian, but its universal themes of familial relationships, issues around tolerance, understanding and acceptance of diversity within families, makes I Am a compelling film that is accessible to all audiences”.
Running Time: 71 minutes
Writer/Director: Sonali Gulati
Editor: Anupama Chandra
Composer: Jen Schwartz
Date: Sunday, 5th June, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.