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Video Page – a collection of video interviews, short documentaries or thematic short films. Word Limit: The video should be accompanied by a short note of 80 – 100 words describing the context – Word document (.doc or .docx); Times New Roman 12-point, single-spaced Format: Video – mpeg/mp4 format Email: blogeditor@tarshi.net

Video Page: The Issue of Trans Victimization – Bittu

Is Brahminical patriarchy present in queer spaces? How can marginalised groups effectively advocate for themselves without relying too heavily on the ‘victimization’ narrative? Does the movement to end caste interact with the fight for queer rights? In this video, Dalit queer activist and academic Bittu explains the ways in which caste hierarchy appears in queer…

Video Page: In A Heartbeat

In the short animated film In A Heartbeat, a young man is quite literally torn between his heart and his mind when he develops feelings for one of his male classmates. The film has garnered praise worldwide for its honest portrayal of the internal struggle that many queer people go through from a young age,…

Video Page: Sita sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues is an animated retelling of the Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic about the Hindu god Rama and his quest to save his wife Sita from Ravana, the king of Lanka. The Ramayana has been retold through many different media – live performance, TV, movies – but this representation is unique in…
Pyaar Plus: The Story of Nisha and Chetan

Pyaar Plus: The Story of Nisha and Chetan

In this video, Nisha and Chetan set the record straight about love, attraction, and disability. Nisha’s life changed after a spinal cord injury that led her to use a wheelchair. She thought romance was off the cards for her – until Chetan came into her life.
These Muslim Women of Colour are Swaggin’ Their Hijabs

Video Page: These Muslim Women of Colour are Swaggin’ Their Hijabs

The skewed portrayal that dominates narratives about Muslim women in mainstream international media continues to sustain an atmosphere of misinformation, where donning a hijab leads society to promptly place you in a box labelled ‘Oppressed’. Taking matters into their own hands are these two certainly not silent U.S.-based Muslim women who’re doing what they can – with hijab firmly in place – to undo the dangerous stereotyping that mires the image of Muslim women of colour.