I Am

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Women In Film: Meet The Filmmaker!  I Am is an award-winning documentary film that chronicles the journey of a lesbian filmmaker who returns to her native Delhi to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. 

As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense.  Includes Q&A with director Sonali Gulati.

Director Sonali Gulati.  71 mins, NR.

Sonali Gulati is an independent filmmaker, a feminist, grass-roots activist, and an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Photography & Film. Ms. Gulati grew up in New Delhi, India and has made several short films that have screened at over three hundred film festivals worldwide.  She has an MFA in Film & Media Arts from Temple University and a BA in Critical Social Thought from Mount Holyoke College (Class of 1996).

 

Sponsored by the Five College Women's Studies Research Center as part of Mediating Public Spheres, a symposium celebrating 21 years of work in the Valley.  Co-sponsored by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Amherst College

This event is made possible in part by the Five College Digital  Humanities Project supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.