Purple Skies

An unflinching look at the lesser known and often misunderstood terrain of Indian LBT (Lesbian, Bisexual Transmen) community. This insightful documentary weaves together heartrending stories of LBT people victimised and subjugated by the law, the family and society, as well as hopeful stories of youngsters who have come out of the closet bravely. By placing it in context of the historic struggle of the LGBT community in India, and juxtaposing personal stories with critical analysis of issues by activists and advocates; the film offers a compelling inside view of Indian LBT lives.

Trailer with English subtitles.

2014 – 66 min – documentary
Directed by: Sridhar Rangayan
Language: Hindi, English
Subtitles: English
Format: HD

About the director

SRIDHAR RANGAYAN is an Indian filmmaker whose compelling films present hard-hitting social issues with warmth, compassion and humor. His award winning films The Pink Mirror, Yours Emotionally!, 68 Pages and Project Bolo, are at the forefront of India’s emergent queer cinema movement – ground-breaking in a country where homosexuality is still illegal . These films have screened at over 150 national and international film festivals; won several awards and received critical acclaim.

He has served as Teddy Jury at Berlinale, Germany (2010) and as Jury at Movies That Matter, Netherlands (2010), Outfest, Los Angeles (2012) and Iris Prize Festival, Wales (2013).