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Gay Movies at Mumbai Festival

Activists have praised the fact that seven LGBT themed films have been included in the week-long MAMI 2012 Film Festival as yet another step toward integration and mainstreaming of the community. Programmer of the Kashish Festival, Saagar Gupta said, “At the end of the day, it should be about good or bad cinema. Other divisions on the basis of sexuality, region or language are really not important.”\n

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25th October 2012 15:30

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Gay rights activists like Harish Iyer, who has himself made the critically acclaimed short film Amen, wishes that films with a LGBT themes enjoy viewership across the audiences, “Merely having the community watching these films is like preaching to the converted.” He questioned why LGBT themed films didn’t get passed by censors.

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