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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 in their Punjabi Sikh cultures, 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.

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  • Runtime
    80 minutes
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  • Director
    Vinay Giridhar
  • Producer
    Alex Sangha
  • Cast
    Alex Sangha, Jaspal Sangha, Jag Nagra, Avtar Nagra, Rajwant Nagra, Kayden Bhangu, Harv Nagra
  • Cinematographer
    Christine Michelle Lord and Additional Cinematography by Bhavesh Chauhan
  • Editor
    Vinay Giridhar
  • Animator
    Vinay Giridhar
  • Music
    Ricardo Ochoa