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Global Indian Stories is all about Indians being able to share their stories with their communities and around the world. Since we launched, we've had the pleasure of a wide variety of stories from countries across the globe. We're proud to present a selection from our archive, to give you a flavour of what globalindianstories.com is all about. Literacy and...

LIFF 2019 – Roobha

Roobha is a touching movie about one young Tamil woman's journey to understanding and embracing her sexuality, in the face of opposition from her family. That may sound like a million other films that deal with trans-gender characters but what makes this one special is that it's a love story told from two sides. On one side we have the...

Last Letter – an extraordinary short on homosexuality among senior citizens, LIFF 2019

The Last Letter, a 15 minutes short film by Vishal Jejurkar is an unusual story of a 70-year-old gay man Mohan, who lives in Mumbai, and is in the closet. Vishal wrote this story when he was in the final year of his medical studies. "I was doing some random research on various topics at that time with nothing specific...

Swarnavel Eswaran’s first feature film Kattumaram (Catamaran) gets a standing ovation at BFI during LIFF 2019

Kattumaram (Catamaran), the coming-of-age tale of Tsunami-survivors in a small village where a conservative maternal uncle supports his orphaned niece and nephew while they struggle with their simple but complicated lives, has been very well received by London film-lovers. As a part of the London Indian Film Festival, LIFF 2019, Kattumaram had its European Premiere at the iconic BFI...

Tamil and Kannada films to rock LIFF’s 10th Edition with a bunch of emerging queer cinemas

The London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) Europe's largest Asian Film Festival is celebrating its 10th Edition this year. The screenings have been made special by India’s ‘decriminalisation’ of its LGBTQ+ and transgender population earlier this year and the festival celebrates by selecting a dynamic range of recent LGBTQ+ films including two Tamil and a Kannada film, surprising the film...