Powerful Film Shows Indian Transgender Women on Their Journey Towards Acceptance

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Hijras are transgender women in India. Often they become sex workers or beggars to support themselves.  

In the documentary Black Sheep, currently scheduled for release in September, Reshel Shah follows a group of Hijras on their journeys toward becoming their authentic selves. 

Like all of us, they want to be accepted... 

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And heard...

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And loved... 

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"Most importantly, they are warriors. They fight for what they believe in and always will, and from that they became my inspiration, as I became their student," Shah told BuzzFeed.

The film's creators hope to bring attention and give a voice to marginalized members of a very strict society.

Watch the full trailer below.

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