Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Pardesan
(پردیسن)

Year: 2021
Country: Pakistan
Language: Urdu
Run Time: 26 minutes

Pardesan

Pakistan’s treatment of its transgender community, often referred to as Khwaja Siras, is nothing short of paradoxical. Some view them to posses almost mystical-like qualities, so they are seen at weddings and celebrations, wishing good fortune upon the people. By most, however, they are perceived as outcasts; so they are retired to spending their lives in society’s peripheries—begging, dancing, and engaging in sex work to be able to pay their dues and be able to live.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Shorts Program
Shorts Program 12

Director

Director
Ameena Ayub

Producer
Ameena Ayub, Heather Winters

Screenwriting
Ameena Ayub

Cinematography
Ameena Ayub

Editing
Ameena Ayub, Lennon Nersesian

Principal Cast
Bijli, Shireen Mazari, Aisha Mughal

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