Bombay Eunuch

2001, Movie, NR, 71 mins

Bombay Eunuch
Through a special arrangement brokered by a mutual friend, filmmaker Alexandra Shiva and her co-directors Sean MacDonald and Michelle Gucovsky were granted the rare privilege of access to the closed world of India's hijras, men who, for various reasons, have had their genitals removed and live their lives as neither men nor women, but something else entirely: eunuchs. Throughout history, hijras have held a special place in Indian society, serving as everything from court servants and harem protectors to politicians and religious figures. The hijras' claim that they have descended from the goddess Mata lends them a mystical aura, and even today eu...
Released: 2001 Rated: NR Length: 71 mins

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