Exibição Exhibition

Casa do Cinema de Coimbra
12 nov., 17:30

Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Canada

País de Rodagem Filming Country Canada

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 79’58”

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Documentary, Feature

Género Genre

Língua Language English

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Emergence: Out of the Shadows

Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Sinopse Portuguesa Portuguese Sinopsis

Para Kayden, Jag, e Amar, acordar e expressar a sua sexualidade no seio de famílias conservadoras do Sul da Ásia foi uma experiência solitária e aterradora. Negação, vergonha e desespero assombra-lhes a juventude, colocando as suas vidas em causa. No entanto, eles emergiram. No documentário de longa-metragem ‘Emergence: Out of the Shadows’, as viagens de Kayden, Jag e Amar convergem em torno de um sentimento partilhado de compaixão e cura, à medida que transmitem corajosamente as suas histórias arrebatadoras. Confrontados com a tradição e o tabu nas suas culturas Punjabi Sikh, os pais de Jag e a mãe de Amar escolhem o amor e o apoio aos seus filhos, oferecendo coragem e inspiração a indivíduos e comunidades que lutam pela aceitação.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Denial, shame and despair haunted their youths, even threatening their lives. Yet, they’ve emerged. In the feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows, the disparate journeys of Kayden, Jag and Amar converge around a shared sense of compassion and healing as they bravely convey their often heart-wrenching stories. Confronted with tradition and taboo in their Punjabi Sikh cultures, Jag’s parents and Amar’s mother choose love and support for their children, offering courage and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance.

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Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
Emergence: Out of the Shadows can help you understand the lived experiences and unique challenges faced by gay and lesbian members of the South Asian community in Metro Vancouver. I learned that society tends to alienate, marginalize and even fetishize people of colour, especially members of the LGBTQ community. What makes Emergence: Out of the Shadows different is the fact that the film provides a rare insight and voice for the parents of gay and lesbian South Asians. The parents address how “coming out” is not only life-changing for their children but also life-altering for the parents who are left with broken dreams and unanswered questions. The film acknowledges the important and extraordinary courage of both the parents and their children in their willingness to fight the traditions and taboos of society. This includes the “shame” they feel in coming out and their very real and heartbreaking fear of rejection by their close-knit friends, family members and community. The film focuses on the rights of these individuals to live an open and respectable life despite traditional and often strict family values and socio-cultural pressures. The parents and their children describe their struggles to understand and “emerge” together to embrace, love, and support each other, and reach a higher level of critical awareness and compassion.

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography

Vinay Giridhar is an animator, graphic designer, and illustrator by trade. His animated short film “Loves Age,” was an official selection at the HollyShorts Film Festival, Sherman Oaks, California, USA (An Academy Award Qualifying Festival). Vinay currently works as an Art Director and Graphic Designer for a South Asian Lifestyle Magazine. Vinay has edited extensive short videos and has done significant art and design and film and video work. Vinay is originally from Kerala, India and currently lives in Surrey, B.C. Canada

Data de conclusão year Distribuição Distribution
Exibições Exhibitions
Image + Nation Montreal, Quebec November 18, 2021 Oldest festival of its kind in Canada Official Selection Canada Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Palm Springs, California September 16, 2021 World Premiere Official Selection United States Out On Film Atlanta, Georgia September 23, 2021 Academy Award Qualifying Official Selection United States Chicago South Asian Film Festival Chicago, Illinois September 25, 2021 The largest annual South Asian event in the heartland of America Special Mention, Best Feature Documentary United States qFLIX Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennyslvania September 26, 2021 Ranked in the Top 25 coolest film festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine Official Selection United States Tasveer South Asian Film Festival Seattle, Washington October 1, 2021 The largest South Asian film festival in the USA Official Selection United States KDocsFF Surrey, British Columbia October 11, 2021 Canadian Premiere Special Screening for National Coming Out Day Canada Reel Pride International Film Festival Winnipeg, Manitoba October 12, 2021 The oldest queer film festival in Canada Official Selection Canada Reelworld Film Festival Toronto, Ontario October 20, 2021 Canadian Screen Award Qualifying Official Selection Canada Central Scotland Documentary Festival Stirling, Scotland October 28, 2021 UK Premiere Official Selection United Kingdom Vancouver Asian Film Festival Vancouver, British Columbia November 4, 2021 Canadian Screen Award Qualifying and the longest-running Asian film festival in Canada Official Selection Canada DC South Asian Film Festival Washington DC November 10, 2021 Official Selection United States Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival Vancouver, British Columbia November 11, 2021 Closing Film and Canadian Screen Award Qualifying Official Selection Canada South Asian Film Festival of Montreal Montreal, Quebec November 19, 2021 Official Selection Canada Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival of Boston Cambridge, Massachusetts October 22, 2021 The largest Indian Film Festival in New England Official Selection United States Caminhos Film Festival Coimbra November 5, 2021 One of Portugal’s oldest film festivals Official Selection Portugal

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Realização Director Vinay GiridharPrimeira Obra First Time YesProjecto Académico Academic Project No

Produção Production Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society*

Produtores Producers Alex Sangha

Elenco Keycast Alex Sangha, Jaspal Sangha, Jag Nagra, Avtar Nagra, Rajwant Nagra, Kayden Bhangu, Harv Nagra

Outros Créditos Other Credits

Argumento Screenplay

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