Sridhar Rangayan – India

Sridhar Rangayan is an Indian filmmaker, writer, activist and festival director who has made films with a special focus on LGBTQ themes. His films The Pink Mirror, Yours Emotionally, 68 Pages, Project Bolo, and Purple Skies have been considered ground-breaking because of their realistic and human portrayal of the largely closeted Indian LGBTQ community.

He is the founder trustee of The Humsafar Trust, the first gay NGO in India and founder festival director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.

His latest film Breaking Free documents the history of the Indian LGBTQ movement and human rights violations against the marginalised community.

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.