2008 | India | 24 mins | English, Hindi
Production: The Humsafar Trust
Associate Producer: Solaris Pictures
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.
Executive Producer - Vivek Anand
DOP - Avijit Mukul Kishor
Editor - Praveen B Angre
Sound - Suresh Rajamani
mins, 14 mins
The Humsafar Trust, Bombay
UNAIDS, New Delhi
Gay Bombay Meet - December 1, 2008
be soon Distributed to over 200 NGOS and CBOs, State AIDS Control Units
and Health Agencies across India.
UNAIDS, NACO, UNDP