Guru, a hijra family

A film by Laurie Colson & Axelle Le Dauphin, 2016
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Genre: Documentary

Languages: Tamoul

Subtitiles: English, French

Format: HD & Blu Ray

Sound: SRD

Duration: 75 min

Country: Belgique

Year: 2015

SYNOPSIS

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Days and works of an hijra family take place in a litte town of Tamil Nadu, South India. Silky, Mahima, Trisha, Durga, Kuyili, Priyanka, Vasundhara and Yamuna,  under the tough protection of their guru Lakshmi Ma, give us glimpses of their marginal yet sovereign existence. From a millennial tradition to the evereday struggle, Guru composes with them a several voices poem, where the world is a harsh playground, where the third gender is, before anything else, the strength of resistance of lives pooled together.

CREDITS

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Director : Laurie Colson & Axelle Le Dauphin

 

Produced by Valérie Bournonville, Joseph Rouschop & Thomas Meys (Tarantula Belgique)

Coproduced by Opening Night, Olga Prud’homme Farges (Kolam Productions) & Pierre Duculot (Wallonie Image Production)

 

Distribution France: Opus Collection

GALLERY

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FESTIVALS

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Brussels Millenium Festival • Coimbra Congress of the Anthropological Association • Maastricht Docfest • Raindance London FF • Brussels Pink Screens Festival • Vienna Transition Intern Queer Minorities FF • Clermont-Ferrand Documentary Film Meetings Traces de Vies • Fringe! London Queer Film & Arts Fest • Jerusalem Anthropological FF • Jaipur IFF • Tenerife MiradasDoc • Bangalore Queer FF • Lyon Festival des Ecrans Mixtes • FF Ethnographical RAI Bristol FF • AKS Film Art Dialogue Festival Pakistan • Bordeaux University Ethnographical Film Day • Seattle Translations Transgender FF • Buenos Aires IF de Cine Derechos Humanos • Tasveer Reels, Bellevue Arts Museum US • MICGénero Mexico • Palm Springs LGBTQ FF • Sydney Transgender IFF • Belgrade Ethnographical FF • Taipei Ethnographical FF • Cagliari Babel FF • Reflets du cinéma indien et d’ailleurs, Mayenne • Paris QueerWeek#9

DIRECTOR

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After directing several experimental films and short fiction movies with Tarantula Belgique, Laurie Colson is delivering to the audience her first full-length documentary Guru, a hijra family. At the same time, she  continues her author-director and set designer careers for full-length movies, from more than 15 years now, in Belgium and abroad.

Axelle Le Dauphin has always been working in multiple fields, always exploring various media and seeking new experiences.  Press, photography, fashion, her interest for field work and her artistic sensibility are today driving her to the cinema world with her collaboration on this documentary.

VIDEO

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