Directed by Bish Paul
What defines your identity- the people you love? the country of your birth? your ethnic background? your perceived religion? Intersections is the story of a Queer-Muslim-SouthAsianAmerican-Woman of color navigating these intersectionalities. Part of ‘Qahaaniyan’- the South Asian Queer Oral Histories project.
Bish Paul is a Seattle based community leader whose work straddles science, public outreach, and LGBTQ advocacy. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Molecular & Cell Biology. Identifying as a gay, legal-alien, he has been an active rabble-rouser in the Seattle LGBTQ community for the past five years! He has recently forayed into using the medium of short film as a means of storytelling-with-a-cause. Born and raised in India he can’t get enough of Bollywood movies and racing mopeds.
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson / Documentary / USA / 2014 / 78 minsA powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernized society of modern Hawaii, told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender woman, and an honored kumu, or teacher and cultural icon.