CARRÉ BLANC PRODUCTIONS
Documentary film | BD/DE 2017 | 54' | English/German OV with English subs
The cinematic documentary ID-clash Focusing on Hijras was developed as a part of the inter cultural performance project ID-clash by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser on the topic of transidentity.
Male? Female? Other?
ID-clash throws the exclusive nature of the gender binary into question. As soon as one moves away from a strictly binary system of gender, countless possibilities and models of gender self-definition present themselves. The project focuses on different concepts for living and stages of transformation.
In ID-clash transgender performers from Europe and Latin America encounter with representatives of the hijra culture, the third gender, from Bangladesh. In Europe, the individual lifestyles of transgender people are shaped by opposing social attitudes that range from tolerance to rejection, tabooisation and prejudice.
The lifestyle of the hijras in southern Asia follows a centuries-old mythological tradition. Genetically speaking, hijras are generally men who have the outward appearance of women but who do not feel as if they belong to either of the two sexes. They call themselves the 'third gender'.
Director Michael Maurissens
Cast Anonnya, Melissa Marie Garcia Noriega, Katha,
'ID-clash' Concept & Realisation Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser
Costumes Rupert Franzen
Technical director Lutz Dunsing
Project manager Burkhart Siedhoff
Assistant to the hijras/Interpreter Waseka Wahid
Editing Michael Maurissens
Producer Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser Produktion
Supported by Modul Dance / EU Culture
Cologne City Council
Arts Foundation North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.
Goethe Institute Bangladesh
National Performance Network (NPN)
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