Queer Screens

 Hansal Mehta's 'Aligarh'

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LT1 - Queen's Building, Queen's Drive

19th March 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Running time: (film) 114 min

Age: 18+

Screening of Hansal Mehta's 2016 film

Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queens Building
University of Exeter
Queens Drive

Based on true events, the film tells the story of Dr Siras, an ageing professor who is suspended from Aligarh University after being caught in a sting operation while having sex with a male partner. A young rookie journalist, Deepu, uncovers this story and investigates the murky suspension. Through a series of interviews, an unlikely friendship develops between the professor and the journalist. In the professor, Deepu discovers a friend, a father figure who will leave an indelible impression on him. With Deepu's support, the reluctant professor fights a court case against invasion of his privacy and violation of his fundamental rights. Aligarh gently explores the inner world of a man who just wanted to be left alone and an outside world that will just not let him be.

Part of Queer Screens, a series of LGBTQ+ films programmed and introduced by Dr Joao Florencio (Art History and Visual Culture).

Free entry. No booking necessary.

Contact: j.florencio@exeter.ac.uk