Emergence: Out of the Shadows
ProducersSher Vancouver Alex Sangha
SubjectsAsian Studies Diversity Education Gender Studies LGBTQ+ Mental Health South Asian Studies Youth
- Release Date 2021
- Running Time 80 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Denial, shame and despair haunted their youths, even threatening their lives. Yet, they’ve emerged. In the gripping feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows, the disparate journeys of Kayden, Jag and Amar candidly converge around a shared sense of compassion and healing as they bravely convey their often heart-wrenching stories. Confronted with tradition and taboo in their Punjabi Sikh cultures, resisting silence, Jag’s parents and Amar’s mother choose love over rejection, offering courage and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance. Tender, thoughtful and teary, Emergence: Out of the Shadows asserts a potent and transformative voice in support of marginalized queer youth and their families.
The digital film is now available with the following srt files:
- French Translation and Subtitles (credit: Kabir Cultural Centre, Montreal)
- Hindi Translation and Subtitles (credit: Power of Babel Inc, Toronto)
- Punjabi Translation and Subtitles (credit: Power of Babel Inc, Toronto)
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