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Call Me Salma

Sébastien Rist & Aude Leroux-Lévesque / Canada / 2009 / 52 ' / English / S.T. French


Aurélien Biette, Elsa Margout & Sébastien Deurdilly
Daniel Lanteigne
Jonathan Rist
Antoine Robin

Awards & Festivals

Montreal World Film Festival 2010
EBS International Documentary film festival, Korea 2010
Warsaw Film Festival, 2010
Artivist film festival, 2010

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A documentary that traces a 16-year old transgender individual from Bangladesh in her search for identity and acceptance.


Call Me Salma is a documentary film about love and loss. Set in the crowded back alleysof Dhaka, Bangladesh,the film follows Salma as she enters the mysterious and rich world of transsexuality. Salma, a 15-year old Hijra, left her village and family to enter the effervescent city life in a search of a clear identity, love and above all, a sense of acceptance. Emotionally torn between her youth and her desire of being a woman, Salma will be faced with events that will force her, as well as the audience, to question any preconceived notions of gender, sexuality, family and love. 



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