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Oral Presentation
Affinity Workshop: Queer in AI

The Queer Gaze


Post-2019, the reading down of section 377 by the Supreme court of India various production houses and OTT decided that it was time to have some queer content. But more often than not this was not really about empowering the community but getting a tick mark on having something to do with inclusion. What followed was a handful of films with queer narratives, mostly directed by cis men and as they put it ""taking baby steps"" to understand the community. What was missing was the queer community being empowered to tell their own stories, or empowering queer artists and technicians being hired to represent themselves.

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