[COG]Too Desi Too Queer 2022

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The pioneering Too Desi Too Queer short film programme explores the lives, experiences and well-being of South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities in the subcontinent and diaspora, through a dynamic and thought-provoking selection of recent LGBTQIA+ short films.

Screening as part of the Manchester Indian Film Festival.

Films screening will be:

Begum Parvathi (Dir Radhika Prasidha/IN 2021/8 mins/Malayalam wEng ST)

Romance blossoms between two women who meet online, but the prospect of an in-person meeting puts their growing bond to the test.

Queer Parivaar (Dir Shiva Raichandani/GB 2022/25 mins/English)

When a mysterious gate-crasher appears at their wedding, Madhav and Sufi are forced to face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family.

Trinity (Dir Hetain Patel/GB 2021/23 mins/English & Gujarati with partial EngST)

The struggle between responsibility and duty plays out in this lyrical exploration of martial arts.

Muhafiz (The Protector) (Dir Pradipta Ray/IN 2022/20 mins/Hindi wEng ST) 

Against a backdrop of sectarian violence, can a gay Hindu man find the courage to help a Muslim?

My Mother’s Girlfriend (Dir Arun Fulara/IN 2021/15 mins/Marathi & Hindi wEng ST) 

A young man is forced to confront his mother’s love for another woman.


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English, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi

Partial English

131 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain, India and Pakistan

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