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About the film:
Set in West Bengal a year before the historic decision to repeal India's anti-sodomy law, Penal Code 377, Until and Unless follows the story of four individuals and the impact of systemic oppression via India's legislative system on their lives. The film features Sintu, a transwoman community leader raised in the Sheoraphuli red-light district; Nitu, a transwoman sex worker who lives a dual identity as a man named Nitai; Lovely, a Koti person who lives a closeted life while working in an office environment, and Pratap, a trans teen still navigating her identity. Through juxtaposing their stories with interviews from lawyers and activists working to oppose these laws, the film shows the lived consequences of state and social violence on community self-representations.
About the making of this film:
This film was created through a collaboration between the South Asia Center (SAC) Research Internship Program and the grassroots LGBTKH* organization Kolkata Anandam for Equality and Justice. Amelia Carter, Assistant Director of the South Asia Center and co-director of the film.
Direction by: Sintu Bagui, Netu Giri, Soma Roy and Amelia Carter Director of Photography: Subhodeep Chanda Producer: Amelia Carter Assistant Producers: Siyona Ravi & Andreana Barefield Editor: Gabe Coffey Featured Music: "Rainbow," album by Allyn Miner Learn more about this film by visiting: https://www.kolkataanandam.org