Indian Patient is a nontraditional documentary that uncovers the growing underground medical industry of “curing” homosexuality in India. The film creates a dialogue between factions with differing points of view by exploring the story of one individual in-depth: the gay patient, his family, gay and lesbian activists, and reactions by medical professionals. The process of making the film will address the subjects of authorship, spectatorship and representation.
Sonali Gulati is an experimental documentary filmmaker, activist and educator. Her films have screened at venues such as the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and at film festivals such as the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the Black Maria Film Festival and the Slamdance Film Festival. Gulati’s award-winning documentary, Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night, was broadcast on television in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, The Middle East, South Asia and North Africa. She has won numerous awards and grants for her work, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts. Gulati is an Associate Professor in the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts.