Faraz Arif Ansari

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Faraz Arif Ansari
Nationality Indian
Pronouns they/them[1]
Gender identity nonbinary[1]
Occupation filmmaker

Faraz Arif Ansari is an Indian filmmaker known for directing Sisak, India's first silent LGBT film. They also directed Sheer Qorma, India's first-ever film with a nonbinary character.[2]

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« Growing up queer in a Muslim household in India is not easy, to say the least. So as a storyteller, I decided to use silence as a tool. Silence makes one connect deeper with oneself. Silence makes you think. Silence isn’t preachy. It makes you uncomfortable to be with, since we live in a world where everyone is trying to be louder than the other to be heard so I decided to go silent. Silence is where most love stories are born and where we find a deeper connection with one another. It is in silence where the biggest decisions are made. What can be more powerful than silence?[3] »
« There is a perception that nonbinary is also a binary. Criticism from the queer community also flows in occasionally because a lot of people don’t understand that the very point of being nonbinary is not belonging to a binary.[2] »

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bali, Etti (14 October 2020). "International Pronouns Day: Gender identity beyond the ideas of binaries". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 November 2020. "So while I am gay, my gender identity is non-binary and the pronouns I use are they, them, their," says Ansari.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lochan, Vanya (26 October 2020). "Why Pronouns Matter: Director Faraz Arif Ansari On The Importance of 'They'". Homegrown. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  3. "Faraz Arif Ansari on Filmmaking & Queer Identity". RaveetaWrites.com. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2020.