Director: Anita Singh
112 min / 2019 / Documentary Feature / India / English, Hindi
On July 2, 2009, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial law, which criminalizes the LGBT community on the basis of their sexual preferences, was decriminalized by the Delhi High Court in India after a long legal battle which was started back in 2001 by Naz Foundation. This judgment was overturned by the Supreme Court on December 11, 2013 owing to various socio-religious groups appealing against the High Court Judgment. Numerous people who had come out during this period were left in lurch and scared at the prospect of being treated as criminals in their own country now. The documentary analyses the judgments from both the High Court and Supreme Court and tries to understand if they were constitutionally valid or sheer travesty of justice.
This documentary is a prelude to the September 6, 2018 landmark judgment of the Supreme Court of India that had decriminalized homosexuality in the country.
Festivals & Honors
International Queer Film Festival Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 2019