Too Desi Too Queer & Vishnu’s Got My Back – Ash Mukherjee

We are delighted present our super-hit ‘Too Desi Too Queer’ shorts programme, exploring images of the lives, experiences and well being of South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities in the Subcontinent and diaspora, through a dynamic and thought-provoking selection of recent LGBTQIA+ short films. The films will be followed by a performance of Vishnu’s Got My Back, by renowned artist Ash Mukherjee

Birmingham | Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
July 1, 2022 6:30 pm

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Begum Parvathi

Year: | Country: India
Director: Radha Prasiddha | Run time: 8 mins | Language: Malayalam

Romance blossoms between two women who meet online but the prospect of an in person puts their growing bond to the test.

Queer Parivar

Year: | Country: UK
Director: Shiva Raichandan | Run time: 25 mins | Language: English

When a mysterious gate-crasher appears at their wedding, Madhav and Sufi are forced to face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family.


Year: | Country: UK
Director: Hetain Patel | Run time: 23 mins | Language: English

The struggle between responsibility and duty plays out in this lyrical exploration of martial arts.

Muhafiz (The Protector)

Year: | Country: India
Director: Pradipta Ray | Run time: 20 mins | Language: Hindi

Against a backdrop of sectarian violence, can a gay Hindu man find the courage to help a Muslim?

My Mother's Girlfriend

Year: | Country: India
Director: Arun Fulara | Run time: 15 mins | Language: Marathi/Hindi

A young man is forced to confront his mother’s love for another women.

Vishnu's Got My Back

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Funded by the Arts Council England, we present a live performance by dancer and storyteller Ash Mukherjee, exploring his youthful inspirations and Queerness, from Bollywood classics to a rich diversity of other inspirations.

Originally commissioned by SHOUT Festival in partnership with Sampad South Asian Arts & Heritage.