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EK AASHA

  • Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center 517 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

FRIDAY MAY 3, 2019 AT 5PM AT GAY CITY: SEATTLEā€™S LGBTQ CENTER

Mayur Katariya; 2018; Australia/India; 123 min.; in Hindi with English subtitles. Northwest Premiere.

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. 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.

This screening is deaf-friendly.

Content Warnings: Implied Violence, Depiction or Discussion of Rape

Later Event: May 3
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