Ek Jagah Apni (trans. A Place of Our Own) is a film set in the city of Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh, India) and offers a glimpse into the lives of the transgender community in the city.
Presenting a slice of reality and shot in a realistic style, it is a story where the of an artistic expression of people who are the subjects of the film as well as the tellers of their own story as actors, co-writers, and the cast and crew that comprise the filmmaking process.
Directed by Ektara Collective as their second feature, this film’s narrative seeks to locate cinema not just within the life experiences of the makers but of the audience as well. Shot entirely on location, donning a trans-queer lens, the film offers an uplifting, inside gaze.
This film screening forms part of the programming for the exhibition VISIBLE/INVISIBLE: Representation of Women in Art through the MAP Collection.
Language: Hindi, Subtitles: English