Reel Affirmations Film Festival Screening: Ek Aasha

Reel Affirmations Film Festival Screening: Ek Aasha


October 26, 2019    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Gala Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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 Ek Aasha

Directed by Mayur Katariya
India/Drama/120 mins
 Hindi with English Subtitles

Ek Aasha: Aashish in an aspiring teacher and has struggled with his gender identity since childhood. Aashish makes the difficult decision to leave home and join a traditional transgender community (known as Hijras). The film focuses on Aashish’s transition into Aasha; the life of a traditional Hindu Hijra in modern India is stifling, but she finds some solace in her affair with a married man. The hostility from both her family and Hijra community, betrayal from her lover and sexual assault do not deter Aasha from pursuing her dream career of teaching – something that only a handful of Hijras could do out of around five million of them in India.

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