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Qahaaniyan Episode 3: Trans*Parent

Feb 18: Qahaaniyan Episode 3: Trans*Parent

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2016 is playing a collection of Queer films this month—and we are part of it!

WHAT: Trans*Parent

WHEN: Saturday FEB 20 5:30PM

WHERE: Northwest Film Forum, Capitol Hill, Seattle.

WHY you should be there:

Trans*Parent is the next film in a series of shorts part of Qahaaniyanour stories. Qahaaniyan is an ongoing project to document Queer South Asians telling their stories on video.  We as a community, have several different and poignant stories to tell, and that these stories need to be documented. Sometimes it is hard to come by these stories, especially when historically our culture, silently but pervasively, advocates hiding the truth about our lives. 

I believe that real stories well told are one of the most powerful ways of entertaining, inspiring, and freeing us from isolation, helping us realize that we are in fact part of a community.  I hope that the stories I capture (or liberate) on video will be given a chance to travel the diaspora via various film festivals. I hope not only to capture and distill some of our stories for posterity, but also to disseminate them in the present.


Sasha is a queer, gender non-conforming, South Asian child of immigrants. Can Sasha create their own community where they feel accepted and chosen? Is transparency always the best policy when trying to reconcile your needs with those of your parents and their traditions?

BUY TICKETS for the collection of queer films (including Trans*Parent) here.

Learn more about Qahaaniyan

Earlier Event: January 24
New Year's Potluck in Bellevue
Later Event: February 28
February TrikoneSpeaks & Potluck