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Emergence: Out of Shadows
Director: Vinay Giridhar
Starring: Kayden Bhangu, Alex Sangha, Jag Nagra, Jaspal Sangha, Harv Nagra, Rajwant Kaur Nagra, Avtar Singh Nagra
Run time: 1h 21m
Language: English
Year Made: 2021
Country: USA only

For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Denial, shame and despair haunted their youths, even threatening their lives. Yet, they’ve emerged. In the gripping feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows, the disparate journeys of Kayden, Jag and Amar candidly converge around a shared sense of compassion and healing as they bravely convey their often heart-wrenching stories. Confronted with tradition and taboo in their Punjabi Sikh cultures, resisting silence, Jag’s parents and Amar’s mother choose love over rejection, offering courage and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance. Tender, thoughtful and teary, Emergence: Out of the Shadows asserts a potent and transformative voice in support of marginalized queer youth and their families.

Director : Vinay Giridhar