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Our family videorecordinga film by Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar

By: Monteiro,Anjali.
Contributor(s): Monteiro, Anjali | Jayasankar, K. P | Tata Institute of Social Sciences. (Organization).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Bombay Monteiro,Anjali c2007Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): borders -- India | ethnography -- India | portraits -- India | exclusion -- IndiaGenre/Form: Documentary -- Feature.DDC classification: 791.4372
Contents:
What does it mean to cross the line that divides gender? Is there life beyond a hetero-normative family? et in Tamilnadu, India, ‘Our Family’ brings together excerpts from ‘Nirvanam’, a performance by Pritham K. Chakravarthy; and a family of three generations of trans-gendered female subjects. Aasha, Seetha and Dhana, who are bound together by ties of adoption, belong to the community called Aravanis. The film juxtaposes the "normality" of their existence with the dark and powerful narrative by Pritham: ‘Nirvanam’ (Liberation) that presents the tumultuous journey towards a reinvented selfhood. The pleasures and dilemmas of becoming the "other" is the motif of the film; and weaving performance and everyday life, it problematises the divides between "us" and "them".
Production Credits:
Awards: Special Mention of the Jury, Signs, Kerela, 2007; Certificate of Merit & Special Mention of the Jury, Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2008; Gold for Best Sound Design, Gold for Best Script, Silver for Editing, Certificate of Merit for the Best Documentary, Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA), Mumbai, 2008. Selected Screenings: Madurai Film Festival, 2007; International Video Festival of Kerala, 2008; Viscult Festival, Finland, 2008; Nigah Queerfest, New Delhi, 2008; Kolkata International Film Festival, 2008;
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What does it mean to cross the line that divides gender? Is there life beyond a hetero-normative family?

et in Tamilnadu, India, ‘Our Family’ brings together excerpts from ‘Nirvanam’, a performance by Pritham K. Chakravarthy; and a family of three generations of trans-gendered female subjects. Aasha, Seetha and Dhana, who are bound together by ties of adoption, belong to the community called Aravanis.

The film juxtaposes the "normality" of their existence with the dark and powerful narrative by Pritham: ‘Nirvanam’ (Liberation) that presents the tumultuous journey towards a reinvented selfhood. The pleasures and dilemmas of becoming the "other" is the motif of the film; and weaving performance and everyday life, it problematises the divides between "us" and "them".

DVD ; PAL.

In English and Hindi with English subtitles.

Special Mention of the Jury, Signs, Kerela, 2007;
Certificate of Merit & Special Mention of the Jury, Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2008;
Gold for Best Sound Design, Gold for Best Script, Silver for Editing, Certificate of Merit for the Best Documentary, Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA), Mumbai, 2008.

Selected Screenings:
Madurai Film Festival, 2007;
International Video Festival of Kerala, 2008;
Viscult Festival, Finland, 2008;
Nigah Queerfest, New Delhi, 2008;
Kolkata International Film Festival, 2008;

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