Until & Unless

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november, 2018

13nov5:30 pmUntil & Unless

Event Details

The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with The Philadelphia Women’s Film Festival, invites the public to the world premiere of the short film “Until and Unless” The documentary film addresses the decriminalization of sodomy in India. The event includes the screening followed by and a discussion with the Bengali sex-worker and trans activist co-creators of the film. A short reception will be held prior to the screening.

Set in West Bengal a year before the historic decision to repeal India’s anti-sodomy law Penal Code 377, “Until and Unless” follows the story of four individuals and the impact of systemic oppression via India’s legislative system on their lives. The film features Sintu, a transwoman community leader raised in the Sheoraphuli red-light district; Nitu, a transwoman sex worker who lives a dual identity as a man named Nitai; Lovely, a Kothi person who lives a closeted life while working in an office environment, and Pratap, a trans teen still navigating her identity. Through juxtaposing their stories with interviews from lawyers and activists working to change anti-LGBTKH* law, the film shows the lived consequences of state and social violence on community self-representations.

Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNXjLvouD2A
Learn more about this film by visiting: https://www.balaramanandam.org

Time

(Tuesday) 5:30 pm

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