While this film is a call to arms to raise your voice against social injustice, it’s also a call to rethink and question both our past and present.
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What’s common between Mira Nair, Onir, Hansal Mehta, Guneet Monga and Leena Yadav?
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A film that opens with the execution of an Indonesian woman, in the holy city of Medina, is bound to be an uncomfortable one.
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Once I finally catch a few minutes with him alone, I realise that he's as simple and unassuming as his plain white shirt.
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Facing sexual advances and intimidation, the struggle of these women in a male-dominated public space is relentless and yet remains unnoticed.

Some of the most thought-provoking and beautifully told films will be screened during this 6-day long festival. Clear your calendar, you're in for a treat!

For a nation that finds its truth and origins in stories, from bedtime ones to epics, storytelling is what we do as a people.
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The film needed to be made, but I am hurt that people seem turned a deaf ear to it, which is making them unable to grasp the 'silence' in between.

In a society that thrives on gender stereotypes, where is the space for all the identities that aren’t ‘male’ or ‘female’?

The painful humiliation of Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, exposed as a homosexual in a 'sting operation' pervades the whole movie.

Not only is journalism being sensationalised, it is being completely fabricated for mercenary and political purposes.

The silences throughout the film will disturb our dormant conscience, which has often conveniently chosen to be a spectator.
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'Aligarh', while being about the brutal violence that society perpetrates on alternate sexualities, is essentially about a man who craves to be loved.

The case of Rohith Vemula was given a fresh wave of support on the 23rd of February, 2016 when thousands gathered for a march.

With romantic movies, predictability is the norm and hence, one really yearns for movies that project love and romance that one can connect with.
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The most immediate effect of such a festival is that it allows anyone to walk in and be a part of art. It breaks down the notion of art being elitist.

A twitter user asked people to battle homophobia using the hashtag #imqueerbecause. This is what followed.

There are several critically acclaimed selections that look at cultural tensions, displacement and assimilation in the diaspora or refugee experience.
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When you see the woman going about five chores at once, you think about where else you've seen this. 
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With forces of hatred seeking to divide us yet again today, it’s imperative that we not let our rich heterogeneous culture get divided.

On February 18, thousands marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in Delhi in solidarity with JNU students, and demanding the release of Kanhaiya Kumar.

Being a part of the 150 students that were present at the location protesting, I stood with JNU.

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