Feature Length Documentary

This emotionally charged journey, filmed over 7 years, follows the extraordinary story of Rudrani Chettri and her friends from baby blessings, red light districts and dazzling Hindu festivals to the glamorous world of photoshoots, designers, hair and make-up, lights and electrifying action. We discover the transgender community of Delhi as they set about creating India’s first ever trans modelling agency and an extravagant, paradigm-shifting, catwalk event.

Far from a bleak story of suffering and discrimination, this film explores the world of India’s ‘third gender’ (Hijra) in a positive way, full of laughter, drama, excitement, and pathos. We discover a complex world where traditional values clash with modern human rights. We immerse ourselves in unfamiliar places but find identifiable stories of love and loss, hope and poverty, beauty, glamour, and catwalk glory.

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Written and Directed by: Ila Mehrotra
Editors: Cassandra Roberts, Vera Simmonds
Composers: Kate Havnevik, Harpreet Bansal
Producer: Ed Dallal
Co-Producers: Oyvind Gregersen, Aparna Sanyal
Executive Producers: André Singer, Ed Dallal, Kimberley Warner, Sonja Henrici