Ethnokino Festival: Resilient

  Documentary by Surbhi Dewan and S A Hanan , India, 2022, English, Kashmiri, and Urdu with English Subtitles, 61 Minuten

Trans Kashmir

Once entertainers and employees of the royal court, Kashmiri Hijras were believed to have mystical powers and were treasured members of society. Today, they fight for dignity and basic human rights. For generations, the transgender people of Kashmir have worked as matchmakers and performers. Still, their gender, economic and socio-political realities make them some of the most vulnerable people in the world today. Offering an intimate glimpse into their unique culture, resilience, and beauty, this documentary chronicles the growing movement to secure basic human rights. Featuring the pre-eminent gender rights activist in Kashmir, who is fighting to ensure the future survival of this community.