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"Festival of southasian documentries"

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Is it too much to ask

Directed by LEENA MANIMEKALAI | 30' | India

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Synopsis

“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.

 

ABOUT DIRECTOR

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

FSA Year :   2017
Runtime :  30'
Language :   English, Tamil,
Country :   India,
Director :   LEENA MANIMEKALAI
Producer :  Leena Manimekalai
Release Year :   2017

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2017
Award: Special Mention