India’s Sridhar Rangayan in the first Global List of LGBT influencers
Rangayan’s film Purple Skies to screen at festival in Pakistan
Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan has been selected by a worldwide nomination to be part of British Council’s first fiveFilms4freedom Global List of 33 inspiring people who are changing social perceptions about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities throughout the world.
This incredible collection of 22 men and 11 women from 23 countries are every day challenging laws and beliefs, using culture to create safe spaces and inclusive visions of their societies and connecting with people around the world :https://www.britishcouncil.
“I strongly believe that more than legal and political change, it is important to enable social change first, and the most impactful way is to use films, art and culture to create awareness and sensitize people. I am really honoured to be part of this inspiring list, which shines a light on the work being done by LGBTQ persons across the world” said Rangayan, whose recent films are creating awareness about Indian LGBTQ community in mainstream platforms. While his filmPurple Skies was telecast on Doordarshan, his latest film Breaking Free has been selected to be part of the Indian Panorama 2015.