Poshida: Hidden LGBT Pakistan | Dir. Faizan Fiaz | 25mins | Pakistan | 2015
One of the first documentaries to examine LGBT life in Pakistan gives an even handed coverage of the LGBT spectrum with both trans, gay and lesbian people interviewed – sometimes with their faces blurred to protect their identities, sometimes openly. Poshida also offers historical and cultural context for the simultaneous existence of both acceptance and violent rejection in Pakistani society of Kwhaja sra (queer/trans people).
Followed by panel discussion featuring Neeli, a trans Community Organiser from Pakistan who played a key role in bringing in laws in Pakistan that recognise the human rights of a “third gender”, Filmmaker & journalist Faizan Fiaz, Dr. Amanullah De Sondy Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at University College Cork and Saadat Munir, Director of Aks Film, Art & Dialogue Festival, the first film festival for sexual minorities in Pakistan.