Poshida: Hidden

Poshida takes the queer love story at the heart of Sufi Islam as its pivot, telling the hidden story of a range of queer people living in Pakistan, with particular insight into the political realities of transgender men and women. It is beautifully shot, poetic and sympathetic to the lives and struggles of the people it portrays. – BFI Flare

This first­ of­ it’s­ kind documentary follows LGBT individuals and communities in Pakistan. Poshida explores the history and modern culture of LGBT Pakistan to provide a deep insight into this hidden world. The film examines sexuality and gender identities in south Asia and dissects the legacy of colonialism, class structures and the impact of the US government’s gay rights advocacy in Pakistan.



Project Details

Date: 2016

Running time: 30 minutes.

Role: Editor.

Screenings and Awards:

- Outfest, Los Angeles: 4th of March 2016, LA Egyptian Theater
- BFI Flare: 19, 20, 23rd March, London BFI Flare