My Child is Gay and I am Happy

Friday, Jan 18th 2019
The Austin School of Film
2200 Tillery Street Austin,TX 78723

INDIA | Documentary |30min | Marathi & English with English subtitles

AUSTIN SCREENING
Wednesday, November 14th 2018 | 7:30 PM

AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752

SYNOPSIS

The 30 min documentary, MY CHILD IS GAY AND I AM HAPPY, is a series of interviews of some remarkable parents, whose children represent the LGBTQ community. It shows their journey, from being unsuspecting and often accepting, to being the caring, supportive parents they are today. In each case, the parent and the child are a source of great inspiration to the community.


The film is an important documentary which gives the viewer, a peak into the lives of the LGBTQ community in the conservative society of India, where homosexuality used to be a crime and it was only recently decriminalized by the Supreme court in a historic ruling.

The film premiered at Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 2016. Later screened at many Universities and International Film Festivals, namely Prague India Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, as part of Kashish Forward - visited 12 - 15 Universities, Institutes and Colleges. IIM Ahmedabad, IIT-B - Mumbai, Jadhavpur University, HR College, Sophia College Mumbai amongst a host of other colleges, all over India.

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DETAILS

Indie Meme Mixer &  Short Film Screening 

Date: Friday, January 18 at 7:30 PM

@ The Austin School Of Film 

2200 Tillery Street Austin,TX 78723

The event is free for Indie Meme Members and Guests

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Film to be preceded by SARI screened at the 1st IMFF Youth Program 2018

This film is about a mother showing her child how to wear a sari, but reveals a surprise at the end. This is spreading a message to accept people for who they are.

Directed by Ana Dragomir and a team from Anderson High School consisting of Dhruv Ruttala and Aunteek Naser.

Drinks & Dessert sponsors 

TRAILER

DIRECTOR'S BIO

SOPAN MULLER has worked with various genres. His experience in filmmaking of more than 20 years, has been extensive, having handled practically every format of filmmaking - from Advertising & Corporate films to Documentaries and Feature Films to Television.
Sopan was involved in feature films in the dirction and production departments of Dev Benegal’s ‘ENGLISH, AUGUST’ and ‘SPLIT WIDE OPEN’ and Sunhil Sippy’s ‘SNIP’. He co-produced Dev Benegal’s ROAD, MOVIE. The film travelled to all the major international film festivals – Berlin, Toronto, Tokyo and Tribeca.

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