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Emergence: Out of the Shadows

Vancouver’s queer South Asian community share what it was like to live in conservative family structures.

Documentary 2021 80 mins Not rated

Director: Vinay Giridhar


This feature documentary follows Jag, Kayden and Amar, three gay and lesbian South Asians. Denial, shame and despair haunted their youths, even threatening their lives. In this revealing study, we follow both the children and their parents as they emerge from the darkness to tell their stories.

Part of Tongues on Fire: UK Asian Film Festival 2022 (4-15 May)