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Inter-Generational Dialogue with Queer South Asian women

With filmmakers Sonali Gulati, and Fawzia Mirza. We will screen films ‘Sum Total’ of Sonali Gulati and ‘I Know Her’ of Fawzia Mirza.

Panel Discussion and Screenings.

Panelists: Sonali Gulati, Fawzia Mirza

‘Sum Total’ – What does an Indian lesbian do when her family puts pressure on her to get married? What does her matrimonial advertisement look like? Sum Total answers these questions through a short poetic film that addresses issues of identity, self-representation, and hetronormativity.* Sonali Gulati is an independent filmmaker, a feminist, a queer rights activist, and an educator. She teaches film at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in the department of Photography & Film.

‘I know Her’ – Fawzia Mirza is a writer/creator/director who believes in the power of comedy & personal storytelling to tackle divisive topics and breakdown stereotypes. She was named one of ’10 Filmmakers to Watch’ by Independent Magazine, and more. In this film, Fawzia tells the story of the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup where two women realize that perhaps they have a little too much in common.*


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