Gargi Harithakam, Kozhikode

Gargi is an activist, writer and a filmmaker who works at understanding identities at the margins, and makes associations and alliances by creating work which is relevant not just as a matter of aesthetics but also to the undocumented histories visible to her.

The short film Madhuravanam (The Sweet Forest) is an attempt to have a closer look at a queer friend who is no longer alive; A friend who underwent the notorious ‘conversion therapy’ after coming out as a bisexual, a tragic episode in a short life. The film will celebrate her existence marked intensely with poetry and other arts.

 

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