Erotic Exotic

1998
19.0'
CA
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Synopsis

This poetic narrative of immigration from Pakistan to Canada speaks of discrimination and themes of sexuality, gender and cultural identity are prominent in this campy illustration, separated into three revelatory vignettes. In the first vignette, a high-society trans person comments on the status of women in Pakistan and how they are ill treated by men. In the second, she transforms into Pari, a dancer who is rebuked by an Islamic fundamentalist on the basis of homosexuality. In the third part, Pari arrives in Canada to negotiate their* desire for a western male in a song and dance routine that salutes Indian Cinema.