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Transgender rights activist Kalki Subramaniam hopes her documentaries on her friends Sowmiya and Mariya raise awareness about transgender suicides and deaths. (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/article3611512.ece)
Life and death: A transgender picture

in INDIA, 12/08/2012

A few days before she killed herself, Sowmiya had called up Kalki, saying that she needed to chat with her. But as it happened, Kalki was in Punjab at that time and couldn’t meet her right away. Kalki’s 10 minute film on Sowmiya ‘Aval Peyar Sowmiya’ (Her name is Sowmiya) has generated widespread attention. This short and simple film has brought the plight of India’s transgender community into focus.

The video ‘Her name is Sowmiya’ can be seen at http://youtube.com/projectkalkifilms after its YouTube release on August 5.

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