Film seeks to show holistic picture of trans life in India

Samyuktha Vijayan’s debut film “Blue Sunshine” follows Bhanu, a transgender woman and high school teacher in present-day southern India. Bhanu runs into challenges including changing her name, exploitative love interests, and tense family dynamics. But what sets “Blue Sunshine” apart is how Vijayan makes sure to include a more holistic picture of reality. The World’s Bianca Hillier reports. 

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