“Mumbai’s Queer Voices”: a Work-In-Progress Screening

On July 19th, 2013, at the Godrej India Culture Lab in Mumbai, I had the amazing opportunity of presenting my first work-in-progress screening of my Fulbright-mtvU documentary. In front of a full audience of filmmakers, academics, musicians, and Godrej company employees, I shared videos, my experiences on the filming process, and some illuminating academic theory that would make my PhD program advisor proud. The presentation was also capped by the incredibly accomplished singer-songwriter Alisha Pais, whose talents have brought her on tours throughout India.

Below is a recap of the presentation, including the music concert, which will be posted on the Culture Lab events webpage (http://indiaculturelab.org/events/). The video is edited minimally combining footage from the Godrej India Culture Lab’s cameras and myself:

…. and the talented Alisha Pais:

The Godrej India Culture Lab is the first (and potentially, only) interactive cultural space held at a major private industry in India that provides resources for academics, artists, and innovators to engage socially-relevant work to the company community and larger public. Every Friday, for their “Friday Funda” series, the Culture Lab hosts events featuring some of India’s brightest leaders in their fields. A week preceding my presentation, I attended a special “PopUp Ink” conference featuring incredible women artists and educators. Stay tuned for another Fulbright-mtvU blog entry featuring this and other Culture Lab events in the near future.

To read more about my event, check out the amazing media coverage from Vogue India, Mid-Day Magazine, and the Asian Age, with more to come…

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7 Comments to “Mumbai’s Queer Voices”: a Work-In-Progress Screening

  1. Breaking superstitions is my favorite concept Jeff speaks upon with regard to social paradigms in the LGBTQ community, also he is very handsome! Your work is astonishing.

  2. Alan Godshaw on August 19th, 2013
  3. I wish I could have made it in person! When will the full video (of your documentary) be made available in the United States?

  4. Bobby on August 19th, 2013
  5. Hopefully soon, Bobby! Lots of work still needs to be done stringing together all of the interview and performance footage. Stay tuned…

  6. Jeff Roy on August 19th, 2013
  7. This is an excellent presentation. Once again Jeff brings a concise and entertaining perspective and shows us customs fairly unfamiliar to us in the States.

  8. Michael Soares on August 19th, 2013
  9. It is a very fresh,interesting viewpoint” Breaking superstitions” being from India, we know the superstitions around this, its presented in a very “As-is” way, beautiful camera work! Hope to see the full work soon!
    All the best Jeff!

  10. Tanay on August 19th, 2013
  11. This is an awesome presentation. So proud of you for all the amazing work you’re doing in my city :)
    Keep it up!

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