Many People, Many Desires

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English (subtitled), 46 min, 2004, India

'Many People Many Desires' cuts across class, gender, language and caste, to tell the stories of gay/bisexual/lesbian persons living in the city of Bangalore. Through these conversations it calls forth the debate on the basic right to one's sexual/gender expression, in a context where the state institutionalises discrimination against sexual minorities by criminalising homosexuality under the Indian Penal Code's section 377. Questioning this law imposed under British colonial rule, exploring the texture of personal sexual choices, the film aims to generate discussion and mobilise support from within and outside the sexual minority communities.

Creative Crew
Avijit Mukul Kishore
Jabeen Merchant
Girjashanker Vohra
Awards and Screenings:

Best international documentary award at the New York International Independent film and Video festival, 2005

IIFT, Thrichur, Kerala, India, 2004
Berlin Lesben Film Festival, 2004
Dallas South Asian Film Festival, 2004
Kara Film Festival, Karachi, 2004
Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, Canada, 2005
3rd South Asian Human Rights Film Festival, New York, 2005
London Gay & Lesbian Film festival, 2006
Newfest, New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2006