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Life and death: A transgender picture

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.

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12th August 2012 09:20

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

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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