8 - 17 August 2019

Ek Aasha - Made in Melbourne

Ek Aasha - Made in Melbourne

Hindi with English subtitles
The quest of a transgender girl to become a teacher in India. Aashish in an aspiring teacher and has struggled with his gender identity since childhood. Aashish makes the difficult decision to leave home and join a traditional transgender community (known as Hijras). The Hijra Guru allows Aashish to transition into Aasha. The life of a traditional Hindu Hijra in modern India is stifling. Will Aasha be able to pursue her dream career of teaching - something that only a handful of Hijras could do out of around five million of them in India.Aashish in an aspiring teacher and has struggled with his gender identity since childhood. Aashish makes the difficult decision to leave home and join a traditional transgender community (known as Hijras). The Hijra Guru allows Aashish to transition into Aasha. The life of a traditional Hindu Hijra in modern India is stifling. Will Aasha be able to pursue her dream career of teaching something that only a handful of Hijras could do out of around five million of them in India
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Director
  • Mayur Katariya
Cast
  • Disha Yadav (Aasha), Vijya Laxmi (Sajnee), Annu Akade (Nani)
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