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I AM: The Transcender

‘I am the Transcender’ is a 2-minute film that features Nepali transgender human rights activist Bhumika Shrestha who speaks about her multifarious identities. Bhumika has been incarcerated by the police and detained at airports for her gender presentation, but still has a message of love and hope for the world. The director Nicola Desouza thanks Per Arne Bertheussen from the Norwegian group 3-11 Porter for the use of the song ‘Surround me with your love’ that plays through the film.

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About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Nicola Desouza

Director Biography : Nicola Desouza is a freelance writer who has been published in print and online media. Her first short film. ‘I AM: The Transcender’ featuring transgender woman Bhumika Shrestha was followed up by ‘Latha Linga’ with transgender man Badri Pun during the devastating Nepal earthquake of 2015. Nicola continues to be inspired by minorities whether ethnic, sexual, racial, biological or religious.