Emergence Out of The Shadows

Emergence: Out of the Shadows

For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Heart-wrenching and healing, their distinct coming-out paths offer comfort, compassion, and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance.

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Synopsis

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 feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows, the disparate journeys of Kayden, Jag and Amar converge around a shared sense of compassion and healing as they bravely convey their often heart-wrenching stories. Confronted with tradition and taboo, Jag’s parents and Amar’s mother choose love and support for their children, offering courage and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance. 

Duration: 1 hour 20

Vinay Giridhar

About Vinay Giridhar

Vinay Giridhar is an animator, graphic designer, and illustrator by trade. His animated short film “Loves Age,” was an official selection at the HollyShorts Film Festival, Sherman Oaks, California, USA (An Academy Award Qualifying Festival). Vinay works as an Art Director and Graphic Designer for a South Asian Lifestyle Magazine. Vinay has edited extensive short videos and has done significant art and design and film and video work. Vinay is originally from Kerala, India and currently lives in Surrey, B.C. Canada.

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