Is it too much to ask

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“Is it too much to ask” follows the journey of two friends, Smile and Glady, looking for a rental apartment in Chennai and the obstacles and social stigma they encounter in the process for being single and for being transgender women. Their identity renders them vulnerable before the caste ridden, feudal and patriarchal landlords of the city who, by denying them their apartments, deny their existence too. But Smile and Glady face every day as it comes with grace, humor and positivity, turning their anger and frustrations into songs, dances, plays and works of art that supply them with the hope to live.

Leena Manimekalai is a Multiple Award Winning Film Maker with titles like Goddesses (2008), Sengadal (2011), White Van stories (2015).

Country
India
Year
2017
Length
30'
Original Language
English, Tamil
Directed By
Leena Manimekalai
Produced by
Leena Manimekalai
Edited by
Thangaraj
Sound
Tapas Naya
Camera
Dhanesh Raveendranath
Contact Info
2/103A, Arichandra First Cross street,
Injambakkan, Chennai - 600115

Email: leenamanimekalai@gmail.com
 

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