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Screening Mardistan (Macholand)
Thu Mar 8, 6:00 PM
Films and Conversation on Sexuality and Gender
Who is a "real" man?
What are the qualities that he must posses?
What renders him "unmanly?

This screening is aimed at starting a collectively discussion about some of these questions.

Film: Mardistan (Macholand): Reflections on Indian Manhood
Dir: Harjant Gill
Duration: 30mins

Mardistan looks at conventions and conversations surrounding masculinity in Punjab through the articulations of four men.
Gurpreet is a father of twin girls. Tarun is the student who takes his romantic cues from Yo Yo Honey Singh. Dhananjay is a gay man who lives with his wife because if he divorced her, she would become a social outcast. Sandhu grew up hearing his father being called "namard" because he didn't hit Sandhu's schizophrenic mother.

This Screening and discussion is organized by Films & Conversations on Sexualities & Genders (FCSG), in partnership with Queer Campus Hyderabad (QCH) and Anveshi.