Until and Unless Film Project 

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Film Description

Set in West Bengal a year before the historic decision to repeal India's anti-sodomy law, Penal Code 377, Until and Unless follows the story of four individuals and the impact of systemic oppression via India's legislative system on their lives. The film features Sintu, a transwoman community leader raised in the Sheoraphuli red-light district; Nitu, a transwoman sex worker who lives a dual identity as a man named Nitai; Lovely, a Koti person who lives a closeted life while working in an office environment, and Pratap, a trans teen still navigating her identity. Through juxtaposing their stories with interviews from lawyers and activists working to oppose these laws, the film shows the lived consequences of state and social violence on community self-representations.


USA Tour

The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania is brought Sintu Bagui, Nitu Giri, Soma Roy, featured in the film project, to Philadelphia from November 1-30, 2018 to participate in seventeen screenings in four states across the US. If you are interested in hosting a screening and discussion of this event on campus please reach out to Amelia Carter at the Penn South Asia Center at ameliaca@upenn.edu

India Tour



Monday July 22, 2019 @ 3PM

American Centre Building and library

38a, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071


Wednesday July 24, 2019 @ 1PM

Hoogly District Screening 




Thursday August 1, 2019 @ 2PM

The Miranda House Queer Collective 

Friday August 2, 2019 @ 9PM

Hasratein Queer Collective, Jawaharlal Nehru University in the Union Room




Monday August 5, 2019 @ TBA




Wednesday August 7, 2019 @ TBA

Aaravani Arts



Friday August 9, 2019 @6PM

Loyola College 


Saturday August 10, 2019 @ 6PM

Cholamandal Artists' Village 




Tuesday August 14, 2019 @ TBA




Wednesday August 14 @ 6PM

Anveshi Center for Women’s Research at the Phoenix Arena with assistance from Pallavi Gauri at NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad


If you are interested in hosting a screening and discussion of this event on campus please reach out to Anandam Advisor Dr. Soma Roy at soma_rc@yahoo.com


Film Credits

Created by: Balaram Dey Street Anandam

Direction by: Sintu Bagui, Netu Giri, Soma Roy and Amelia Carter

Director of Cinematography: Subhodeep Chanda

Producer: Amelia Carter

Assistant Producers: Siyona Ravi & Andreana Barefield

Editor: Gabe Coffey

Featured Music: "Rainbow," album by Allyn Miner