Logo’s release of its documentary film “Out of Iraq” puts the true purpose of protest marches and pride celebrations in their proper context. Academy Award winning director Eva Orner takes us into the heart of Iraq to the complicated life of Nayyef, an artist and a trained interpreter who is gay. How do you come out in a culture that not only doesn’t support you, they would kill you if you acted on your authentic self. Logo is now beginning the second year of their Global Ally campaign that brings to light the stories of activists around the world and highlights how it truly takes courage to live your life as you were intended.
Leena Yadav’s latest film Parched is an unflinching look at the dark realities and momentary joys of women’s lives in rural North West India. In the opening of the file, Best friends, widowed Rani (Tannishtha Chatterjee) and Lajjo (Radhika Apte) take a bus to negotiate a wife for Rani’s son. This family adheres to the traditional ways.