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Film: <i>Fire</i> (1996)

Film: Fire (1996)

Director Deepa Mehta's groundbreaking Fire was the first Indian film to explicitly portray homosexual relations and continues to invite conversations on homosexuality and freedom of speech.

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With an introduction and post-screening Q&A with actresses Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das

Director Deepa Mehta's groundbreaking Fire was the first Indian film to explicitly portray homosexual relations. Setting off a flurry of public dialogue with its Indian release, the film continues to invite conversations on homosexuality and freedom of speech. Set in the joint household of a contemporary Delhi family, two daughters-in-law trapped in unhappy marriages turn to each other for solace and eventually love. In English.

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