BETWEEN THE LINES - INDIENS DRITTES GESCHLECHT

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BETWEEN THE LINES - INDIENS DRITTES GESCHLECHT

BETWEEN THE LINES - INDIA'S THIRD GENDER

Thomas Wartmann
D/Indien, 2005
Documentaries, 95min, OmeU

BETWEEN THE LINES - INDIENS DRITTES GESCHLECHT

Thomas Wartmann
D/Indien, 2005
Documentaries, 95min, OmeU

Cast: 
Asha
Rhamba
Laxmi
Screenplay: 
Thomas Wartmann
Sound: 
Nararayan Therar
Hans Weiss
Camera: 
Thomas Riedelsheimer
Editor: 
Thomas Riedelsheimer
Composer: 
Nils Kacirek

Production: 
Filmquadrat Viktoriastraße 34 80803 München, Deutschland T 89 383 298 20 info@filmquadrat.de
World Sales: 
Telepool GmbH Sonnenstraße 21 80803 München, Deutschland T 89 55 876 0, telepool@telepool.de
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The filmmaker entrusted photographer Anita Khemka with the task of penetrating the secret, complex and ambiguous world of the «hijras», the eunuchs who for centuries have lived on the fringes of Indian society. We thus encounter three «hijras» who, despite their heavy make-up and their flashy clothes, are very different from one another. Representatives of a world which has long since lost its splendour, they find themselves obliged to live on charity and prostitution. Yet they are capable of tragic and unconditional love, and jealously protect their last remaining freedom: that of being neither man nor woman.