Meera wins again!

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Coventry Media graduate Meera Darji scooped yet another award last weekend at the Mumbai based Kashish International Queer Film Festival!

Meera’s graduate documentary ‘TRANSINDIA’ won in the Best Documentary Short category, adding to the films previous awards that included Royal Television Awards success.

Festival judges commendeded the film “for its sharp focus on the gritty realities of transgendered Indians in a smaller town, for its honest cast of characters who tell their own truths with power and poignancy, for being truthfully informative about the history of hijras and the contexts in which they must exist, and lastly for its unique voice in stressing the need for trans-inclusion in our larger society, this year’s BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT is Meera Darji’s TRANSINDIA”.

Following her latest success, Meera sent out the following message of thanks via the TRANSINDIA website:

“This award goes out to the entire Hijra community, for being such kind, wonderful and vibrant people, where I will not stop fighting for your rights and I wish you receive the rights and respect you deserve. Thank you to of course my incredible family for their support, my tutors for guiding me and everyone who supported my journey. Thank you to #‎KMIQFF for this wonderful opportunity.”

Watch the trailer and find out more about TRANSINDIA here

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