Queer Nazaria

As part of the pre-march celebrations the awesome folks behind the Queer Azaadi Mumbai March (to be held on 16th August) have organized a film program, appropriately titled – Queer Nazaria.

The film program takes us to different parts of the world and attempts to look at the queer individual and the LGTBI community in society and society’s gaze back. Glancing at this reflected image, the question that manifests asks – is it enough that a society only protects us with a set of rights or do we also need the freedom to act as who we are within that society. Legal recognition and human rights are very important but social acceptance is equally, if not more, crucial. These films will extend this essential idea of acceptance to include our sexuality, our gender presentation, our choice of sex work as livelihood, and how we love.

Each film will be followed up with an informal discussion between the makers and the audience.

Date – 31th July 2009

Time – 6.30 pm onwards

PlaceAlliance Française de Bombay, 40 Theosophy Hall, Marine Lines, Mumbai 40002.

Films, part of the program are as follows:-


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