Artists' Television Access

Queer Filmistan 2003

Program 4

Sunday, August 31, 2003, 2:00 pm, $7

OUTright Rewrite! (60 mins)

An insightful collection of interviews about emerging South Asian queer community in the US as it brings on the sexual revolution.  These powerful testimonials document the process of rewriting possibilities while exploring the impact that coming out has on transforming ourselves, our families and societies.


The Beginnings- South Asian Queer Activism in the US (15 mins)

This clip documents the historical moment of an emerging Queer South Asian movement in the late 80s, featuring interviews with Trikone pioneers Arvind and Ashok.


Rewriting the Script (Dirs. Leela Acharya, Amina Ally, Farzana Doctor, Anjula Gogia, Zeenat Janmohamed, Nasreen Khan, Deena Ladd, Anuja Mendiratta, Arif Noorani/ Canda 2001/ 46 mins)

This must-see film features frank discussions with parents, siblings and extended family members of South Asian gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. They share poignant testimonies about their coming out experience and how their families transformed themselves to include their queer children, changing the larger South Asian community in the process.


Queer Filmistan 2003

Cinema has played a vital role in shaping queer identity in South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora. Queer Filmistan, the nation’s only queer South Asian international film festival, showcases film and video works by, for, about, or of interest to South Asian queer communities. It is devoted to exploring the diverse realities, deep complexities, joys and sorrows that make up the South Asian queer experience.   

Queer Filmistan is a labor of love of Trikone, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people of South Asian descent. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the oldest group of its kind in the world.


Tickets can be purchased on-line upto 24 hours before each show at and at the door 45 minutes before each show.


Queer Filmistan 2003 has been funded through a significant grant from the Horizons Foundation.


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