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KASHISH 2019 Films in Competition: Documentary Shorts

4 documentary short films from India, Netherlands, Georgia and Spain compete for the KASHISH 2019 Unity In Diversity Best Documentary Short Award with Rs.10,000 sponsored by K.F.Patil Charitable Trust


LADLI (English Title: Adorable Girl)

39 min / 2018 / India / Hindi
Dir: Sudipta Kundu

Ladli’s life has become a quest for a semblance of meaning in the world. Her tender hopes for social acceptance have been met with harshness and unkind words. She yearns for a companion who can accept her soul along with her body. Many ups and downs have taught her that love, though, does not come without judgments and conditions. When it does come, however, she finds it hard to accept.
Sun June 16th 10.45am | Liberty Carnival Cinemas



14 min / 2018 / Netherlands / Dutch
Dirs: Jan Pieter Tuinstra, Keren Levi

A Vogue dancer performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten, a small island in the Caribbean and all the changes he has been through since.
Thu June 13th 11.00am | Liberty Carnival Cinemas



15 min / 2018 / Georgia / Georgian
Dir: Rati Tsiteladze

What it means to be a stranger in your own home and country? Prisoner of Society is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, who has been locked away from the outside world for the past decade.
Thu June 13th 11.00am | Liberty Carnival Cinemas



27 min / 2018 / India / English
Dir: Ankit Gupta

‘Don’t be a drag, just be a Queen,’ says Lady Gaga in one of her songs – a homage to the art and passion of the Drag Queens who challenged the status quo and demanded respect. The film features three such remarkable individuals who let us into their homes and give us a glimpse of what it means to be a Queen.
Sun June 16th 10:45am | Liberty Carnival Cinemas


VISIBLE (Original Title: Visibles)

20 min / 2018 / Spain / Spanish
Dir: Enrique Rey

A social stereotype of the LGBTI community has been built around young, fashionable, well-off individuals having fun, never over 40. But where are LGBTI seniors? Do they vanish into thin air when they turn 40?
Thu June 13th 11.00am | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

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