Gopi is a documentary about gender and sexuality in India. Having been born intersexual, Gopi Shankar has endured much adversity, violence, and abuse, giving him the strength and perseverence to help others who live under similar conditions or worse. While taking us around the country to meet the diverse community of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. that he is helping through his NGO*, Gopi shares his story of the struggle to bring human rights to his community. *The NGO Gopi Shankar founded, the Institution Srishti Madurai, aids people in situations of violence, sexual slavery, and in the process of gender transition, as well as fighting to end the involuntary gender assignment of intersex infants.
Stick around after the screening for a video interview and audience Q&A with the directors of Gopi and Obon (12:20pm) .
Directed by Viviane D'Avilla
India & France | 16 min | English