Monday, July 25, 2016

Congrats to Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan for Being Awarded the Barbara Gittings International Human Rights Award

Filmmaker and activist Sridhar Rangayan’s pathbreaking film [BREAKING FREE] on Indian LGBT community has been awarded the Barbara Gittings International Human Rights Award at the recently concluded qFLIX Philadelphia film festival in USA. “LGBT rights are human rights. The human rights award underlines this very basic truth, that somehow is not understood by our politicians, judges and the moral brigade,” said Rangayan, “Gay, lesbian and transgender persons too need their right to live freely as citizens of this country without being criminalized by a law like Sec 377. They have a right to love and live with dignity. The law of the land denies that.” READ MORE

About the film: 
Journeying across India, filmed over seven years, BREAKING FREE chronicles the history and the struggles of the Indian LGBTQH (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Hijra) rights movement, in its two decades of long fight for justice and equality.