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Who Can Speak of Men? (Documentary, 28 mins, India)

Three Muslim women cross dress and break stereotypes as they navigate everyday life in one of the largest segregated neighborhoods for Muslims in India.

Credits: Director, Cinematographer, Editor

“An astonishing intimate documentary about middle class Muslim women in India who refuse to confirm to feminine norms. They describe in poignant detail the everyday struggles they face in order to be true to themselves. The filmmaker has had unprecedented access to the women’s lives because she also comes from the area in which they live. A revolutionary and subversive documentary for its portrayal of contemporary Indian Muslim women”. 

World Cinema, New Films in Asian Diaspora, The British Film Institute, FLARE 2005


Awards & Screenings

I View World Human Rights Film Festival, 2021

New York City South Asian Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection, The British Film Institute, FLARE, UK 2005

Official Selection, The Berlin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection, London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection, Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Denmark 2005

Official Selection, Paris Feminist and Lesbian Film Festival Cineffable, 2005      

Official Selection, Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection, Pink Apple, Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Zurich 2005

Official Selection, Larzish International Festival of Gender and Sexuality, Mumbai 2004

Official Selection, The Indo-Korea International Women’s Film Festival, Seoul 2009    

Official Selection, The Public Service Broadcasting Trust International Film Festival on Gender and Sexuality, India 2007  

The Rialto Theatre, Amsterdam 2006


Community Engagement Screenings

Jagori, India (Non-Profit Community organization working on empowerment of women)

TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health in India)

Action India

Kriti, New Delhi

Aawaz-e-Niswan (Voice of Women) Mumbai, India

Bebaak Collective (Fearless Collective), Mumbai, India

Umang (Support group for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transpersons) India

Zuban Film Festival, Mumbai

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