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Bridges of Hope
2008 | India | 24 mins | English, Hindi

(Documentary)


produced by UNAIDS


Production: The Humsafar Trust
Associate Producer: Solaris Pictures


Synopsis
Bridges of Hope brings to light the issues faced by the MSM and TG communities in India with emphasis on their health issues and need to set up interventions for control of HIV. The film brings forth the voices from the community and makes an effort to educate and sensitize health care providers on issues of homosexuality

The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) entered its third phase in April 2007 and aims to start 230 projects with MSM and TG community to combat the epidemic. This film highlights the high risk and vulnerability of the community and efforts of NACO showing its commitment to marginalized communities.

In one of the first films to give a pan-national voice to the plight of gay/transgender communities, the films spans across 7 cities in north, east, west and south of India. In frank and candid interviews from the LGBT community the film brings us face-to-face with their dilemmas - both in terms of the stigma they face from the society and lack of healthcare, specially for the gay and transgender communities. The film also highlights the work done by several community based organizations to provide safe space for them.


Crew
Director -
Sridhar Rangayan
Executive Producer - Vivek Anand
DOP - Avijit Mukul Kishor
Editor - Praveen B Angre
Sound - Suresh Rajamani


Duration
24 mins, 14 mins

Format

HDV


Screenings
The Humsafar Trust, Bombay
UNAIDS, New Delhi

Gay Bombay Meet - December 1, 2008


Distribution
To be soon Distributed to over 200 NGOS and CBOs, State AIDS Control Units and Health Agencies across India.

Supported by
UNAIDS, NACO, UNDP







 




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