Hijra

SYNOPSIS

An intimate, sensitively filmed observational documentary chronicling the trials and struggles of a transgender activist in Delhi, India. Transgender people in India, commonly known as Hijras, are the oldest transgender community in the world and are considered mystical with the power to bless and curse and yet, paradoxically, a Hijra is also considered to bring shame on manhood and their  biological families. Many are despised and treated as outcasts, often thrown out by their families, reduced to begging and prostitution. Transgender activist, Rudrani Chettri is on a crusade to change this image through the work of her charity Mitr Trust and her new groundbreaking venture to establish India’s first transgender modelling agency. The documentary explores her journey, providing an intimate and compassionate window into the paradoxical world of this sacred and once revered Indian community.

WELSH CONNECTION

Director: Ila Mehrotra-Jenkins
Production Company: Penbryn Films
Supported by: Ffilm Cymu Wales

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Producer: Andrew Smith
Cast: Rudrani Chettri

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