Screening of HIDE & SEEK with director Saad Khan & Professor Eng-Beng Lim
HIDE & SEEK / 67 min / 2013 / Documentary Feature / Denmark, Pakistan
Thursday, November 24 at 7pm
Temp Libre (Concordia University)
Suite 106, 5605 av. De Gaspé, Montreal H2T 2A4
Join us for the screening of Saadat Munir and Saad Khan's Chuppan Chupai - Hide & Seek (2012), a feature documentary on Gay and Transgender Pakistanis.
*The screening is free and open to public. It will be followed by a discussion with director Saad Khan and respondent Eng-Beng Lim (Dartmouth).
Chuppan Chupai - Hide & Seek: The documentary shows the secret, yet open lives of a group of sexual minorities - focusing on their internal conflicts, their constant play of 'hide and seek' from the mainstream population in the urban areas of Pakistan. LGBT rights in Pakistan are non-existent – and so there is no official LGBT community as such. The only somewhat tolerated group within sexual minorities, are the large transgender community who seem to form close bonds of familial ties to fight oppression and continue to smile through their tears.
The film is the recipient of Best International Documentary Award at Mumbai Queer Film Festival, and Human Rights Award at Libercine, Argentina. It has screened in over 45 film festivals including screenings in Brazil, Turin, London, Seattle, Madrid, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Melbourne, Lisbon, Mumbai, Toronto, Berlin, Johannesburg, San Francisco, Boston, Ankara, Tel Aviv, Casablanca, and Bangkok.
**With special guest respondent, Dr. Eng-Beng Lim (Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth)
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