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Translations Film Festival: Ek Aasha
May 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This moving drama follows Aasha from childhood to maturity as she comes to terms with her gender identity and leaves her home and family to join a traditional transgender (Hijra) community.
WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/rLIcbB-oRTI
The film illustrates the harsh, oppressive realities (among them heartache and rape) and limited opportunities traditionally available to transwomen in India. However, it also portrays strong friendships, romance, the importance of chosen families, and the contributions Hijra women make to their larger communities.
The cast includes a large number of Indian transwomen, making this a unique contribution to global trans films.
Co-Presented by Official Pride ASIA