by Hansal Mehta

Saturday, Oct 1, 7pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

(120 min, India, 2015)

Hindi with English subtitles

Based on a true story, Hansal Mehta’s widely acclaimed drama tenderly illuminates same-sex desires in contemporary India. Professor Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) is suspended from Aligarh University after being caught in a sting operation while having sex with a male partner in the privacy of his own home. A young rookie journalist, Deepu (Rajkummar Rao), uncovers this story and investigates the murky circumstances of the suspension. An unlikely and affectionate friendship develops between the professor and the journalist, ultimately inspiring the shy and reluctant Siras to launch a legal battle in the high court against the invasion of his privacy and violation of his fundamental rights.

Plus:

Reluctantly Queer

by Akosua Adoma Owusu

(8 min, Ghana, 2016)

Closed-captioned in English

A young Ghanaian man struggles to reconcile his mother’s expectations and his same-sex desires amid the increased tensions of sexual politics in Ghana.

Computer Assisted Real-Time Translation (CART) will be provided.


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