Year of Release: 2018
Funded by Heinrich Boll Stiftung
Vote for X follows the election journey of transgender candidate Nayyab Ali, who contested the National Assembly seat from Okara, Punjab in the 2018 general election in Pakistan. The documentary explores her campaign, the issues that she is fighting for and the highs and lows of engaging in a democratic process that is skewed in favour of the rich and powerful. We follow the transgender community's struggle for effective political representation and the commitment of Nayyab, who dreams of the betterment of her community and of the day when transgender people will reach Pakistan's assemblies.
SCREENINGS AND FESTIVALS
WOW Women of the World Festival — March 2022. Pakistan.
Beyond Borders: A Feminist Film Festival, A Kriti Film Club Initiative — December 2021. India.
Soura Film Festival — October 2021. Berlin, Germany.
Freiburger Filmforum: Festival of Transcultural Cinema — May 2021. Freiburg, Germany.
Women International Film Festival (WIFF) — March 2021. Pakistan.
Wench Film Festival — March 2021, India.
13th Online Vasakh Doc Film Festival — January 2021. Pakistan.
Featured on Locarno Open Doors Toolbox — January 2021. Switzerland.
Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival — November 2020. London, United Kingdom
Copenhagen Pride Aks Showcase — August 2020. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Chalta Phirta Film Festival, Documentary Association of Pakistan — September 2020. Pakistan.
100% Manusia Film Festival — September 2019. Jakarta, Indonesia.
HKLGFF Queer Power Panel — September 2019. Hong Kong.
The Abhimani Queer Film Festival — June 2019. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
AKS Festival — April 2019. Karachi, Pakistan.
HBS Funder Launch Screening — December 2018. Islamabad, Pakistan.
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