Spotlight on Queer Cinema

On Saturday, January 23, 2016, we hosted a celebration of queer cinema by partnering with the biggest queer film festival in South East Asia - KASHISH. Between screening the best films from around the world and India, we also hosted this power-packed panel discussion titled ‘Pride and Prejudice – Building Alliances for a Better Tomorrow’. 

The panel comprised veteran filmmaker Hansal Mehta, noted actor-director Nandita Das, screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal and Festival Director of KASHISH, Sridhar Rangayan. The panel was moderated by head of our lab, Parmesh Shahani. 

Through this insightful conversation, the panelists explored the importance of straight allies in the movement for equal rights for people who identify as LGBT.