Iram Sana – Pakistan

Iram Sana co-directed the first documentary theatre production based on the research of Dr. Claire Pamment with the transgender community in Pakistan. Through The Third Tune (Teesri Dhun), six transgender performers shared the life stories, struggles and challenges of the transgender community in Pakistan. After a successful run in Lahore, the production transferred to Yale University in the US.

Iram is co-founder of Olomopolo Media, which uses the visual and performing arts to develop educational and social interventions and meaningful discourse, such as LGBTIQ solidarity circles.

She supports the 2016 AKS Festival using film, art and dialogue to go beyond gender norms and rainbow sexuality. The AKS Festival will take place in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad in April.

The fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.

In 2016 we launched a global social media campaign and asked our global network to help us find inspiring people who are using culture to promote freedom and equality, who are provoking debate, or are risking their lives to promote the rights of LGBT people in their society or country. We’re inspired by our fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List and hope you will be too.