Praxis organised a participatory video workshop with members of the transgender community in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The participants debated on the need to have their voices reflected in the post-2015 framework that will come into place as a replacement or an extension or a logical conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals that lapse in 2015. In addition, they learn to handle a camera, learnt the art and craft of filmmaking and donned multiple roles as camera person, sound person, floor manager and director to plan and shoot a film that conveyed their goals and dreams in the post-2015 framework.
The filmmaking was followed by a two-day editing workshop during which the participants selected how the film should look and why, what it should have, how and the rest of the details. This resulted in the final product that is uploaded above.
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