Monday, July 5, 2010

68 Pages Review on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars

Based on true stories

August 14, 2009

By Shannon B "Shannon the physicist" (Seattle, WA USA)

This review is from: 68 Pages (DVD)

68 Pages is based on true stories from the diary of an HIV worker, you see into the lives of real people, how HIV invaded their life, and the effects of that diagnosis. In the process you get a wonderful first person look into the gay and transgender communities in India. These stories touch your heart on a deeply emotional level. Because these are based on real people, the characters and how they develop in the film is very natural, and have great depth so that you are as devastated as they are by the diagnosis of HIV. The characters and their interpersonal interactions are not contrived like so many written scripts, but come across as authentic. The actors in these roles show the talent that has developed in the India film community, portraying their characters with integrity and authenticity that connects with the audience. In the process you see into the life and day to day interactions of gay and transgender people in contemporary society. It is every bit as effective as a cultural expose as it is an educational film on HIV.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kashish - Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

KASHISH- Mumbai International Queer Film Festival being held between April 22nd to April 25th, 2010 in Mumbai promises to be four days of non-stop queer celebration across many platforms of artistic expressions.

Apart from over 80 Indian and International films, the festival has a range of allied activities - exhibitions, book launches, Q&A with filmmakers, panel discussions and of course parties! The festival expects to draw a huge audience from queer as well as non-queer community during its events spread across multiple venues in Mumbai.

Kashish - Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is being organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost.

About Solaris Pictures: Solaris Pictures is the only Indian film production company that has consistently been making films on queer themes. Its award-winning films like ‘Gulabi Aaina’, ‘Yours Emotionally’ and ‘68 Pages’, all dealing with gay and transgender stories, has pushed the boundaries in queer portrayals in Indian films. (

About Bombay Dost: Bombay Dost, India’s first registered LGBT magazine, is a standard bearer for the growing confidence and artistic alacrity displayed by India’s LGBT community. Bombay Dost also organizes free fortnightly film screenings known as ‘Sunday High’ as well as other events like book readings and community discussions. (

Kashish - Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is partly supported by UNDP, UNAIDSand Movies That Matter (an initiative of Amnesty International)

Kashish – Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2010

Centre for Excellence & Research (CEFE)

Ground floor, Riviera, 15th Road,

Santacruz (W), Mumbai - 400 054, INDIA