screening of fire

Screening of FIRE: Gender and Sexuality

May 26, 2018

We screened the film FIRE, a same sex love story that saw strong reactions from the right wing and was instrumental in bringing discussions on homosexuality into the public. The screening was part of our public discussion generating work on gender and sexuality.

There were 17 participant in the screening.

About the film:

Sita (Nandita Das) and Radha (Shabana Azmi) are two Indian women stuck in loveless marriages. While Sita is trapped in an arranged relationship with her cruel and unfaithful husband, Jatin (Jaaved Jaafei), Radha is married to his brother, Ashok (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), a religious zealot who believes in suppressing desire. As the two women recognize their similar situations, they grow closer, and their relationship becomes far more involved than either of them could have anticipated.

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