GLIZZER invites + Bildwechsel & Document Festival present:
Beauty & Brains
by Catherine Donaldson
UK 2010 1:24
Would you enter a talent contest to stop rape and abuse being an everyday part of your existence?
To be third-gender in Nepal means a choice of three careers; giving blessings at weddings, begging or prostitution. They are excluded from family and school, are prey to security forces, blackmail and sexual abuse. However, as Nepal attempts to
write a new constitution there is a chance of change. In order to be heard above the clamour and civil unrest, the third-genders with Sunil Pant and the Blue Diamond Society embarked on the Beauty and Brains Talent Contest.
This is the story of a community gaining the confidence to confront prejudice and tell society they are natural human beings.
venue: GLIZZER BAR @ LINKER LADEN, KLEINER SCHÄFERKAMP 46, HAMBURG
date: April 13th, 2011