The film shows the secret, yet open lives of a group of Pakistani sexual minorities, raising questions about transgender activism, religion, underground gay life, social acceptance and collective familial customs of transgenders in urban Pakistan.
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In recent years there have been several excellent documentaries about the transsexual experience...this isn't one of them. By focusing on the superficial and mediocre dancing this is a missed opportunity,
Muestra una realidad ineludible, que lastima nuestra condición humana. Seguimos tan atados a las costumbres y las creencias, que no vemos a aquellos que resultan afectados. Las minorías también deben tener un lugar digno en todas las sociedades del mundo.
Short vignettes of LGBT life in Pakistan offer an eye-opening account on an affair quite unknown to most people. The director tries to balance his portrait by focusing not only on the life stories, but also on humorous moments, and the protagonists' concerns, fears, complaints and hopes of change in the Pakistani culture.
The final (spoken) line of the film is a powerful and poignant concept to meditate on.
Brilliant film and worth watching to remind ourselves that freedom begins with the Self.
Inspiring, heartbreaking and at times shocking.
Despite religions (it's very valuable to watch a film about muslim trasgenders, tho), in this documentary we'are able to watch, even reach, a deeper sense of how trasgenders live and think, realizing that they're just humans and how they have been specifically affected by our stricts ways of living.
Very moving, i really felt touched.
By far one of the most significant and humane films to ever come out of Pakistan: a film that is daring in the truest sense of the word; a film that feels 20 years ahead of its time, with characters who betray overwhelming strength because they are so matter-of-fact in their struggle. Also of note: Saad Khan and Saadat Munir risked personal safety to bring this film to the world--testament to its urgency. A must see.
Open-hearted documentary. Seems to capture the diversity of experiences of trans women in Pakistan, whilst highlighting their community spirit and reaffirming the shared humanity that brings us all together. The amount of courage these women have to keep living their lives is astounding.