Walking the Walk
Austin : WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9th 2015
7:30 - 9:00 pm
32 minutes / Hindi, English,Telegu (with subtitles)
In India, historically the most visible face to the queer community – the Hijra community – also is the most victimized: rape, violence, discrimination, and even death are motifs of their daily existence. To a lesser degree, the other transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer-identified Indians go through similar ordeals. Walking the Walk follows the participants of Hyderabad’s queer Swabhimana (self-respect) pride march in February 2015. The walk draws inspiration from the most recently successful social movement which led to formation of a brand new state in India, Telangana. This film demonstrates how a collective of activists do more than talk the talk; they set into motion a political movement that celebrates small successes, demands resources for working-class transgender people, stands up to police violence, and allows the community to grieve for lost loved ones.
TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9th 2015
Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road, Austin, Texas 78754
Film is 32 minutes long, followed by a Q&A with film maker
FILMMAKER MOSES TULASI IN ATTENDANCE
Join us for wine and cheese at 7:15pm, and watch this documentary!