Between the Lines

India's third gender

Thomas Wartmann. 2006. Germany. vo Hindi, English. s English, Spanish. 95’

The life of the eunuchs of India - the Hijras - living as outcasts on the edge of society. Officially the existence of Hijras is denied, and their universe itself is highly inconsistent: Hijras are infertile - yet, according to the Hindu religion they have a talent for spreading fertility'. And although they have no apparent sexual organs, the erotic is omnipresent in their everyday lives.