sum total

What does an Indian lesbian do when her family puts pressure on her to get married? What does her
matrimonial advertisement look like? sum total answers these questions through a short poetic film
that addresses issues of identity, self-representation, and hetronormativity.

Duration: 5 min.
Credits: Director/Producer: Sonali Gulati, Editor: Nishit Saran
Production Format: Video
Screening Format: DVD/ VHS (NTSC) BETA SP (NTSC)


review

· Review by Lorrie Fritchy

exhibitions

· San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (NAATA)
· Cardiff Screen Festival, Wales, UK
· Frameline-San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, CA
· Cineffable Film Festival, Paris, France
· Capital Queer Film Festival, Canberra, Australia
· Reel Affirmations, Washington, DC
· ArtWallah 2005, 6th Annual Arts Festival of the South Asian Diaspora, Hollywood, CA
· South Asian Femme, Holocene, Portland, OR
· Women and Power, Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA
· Three:Two:One--Self Portrait Video Installation Art Market Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
· Cinema Salon - Sponsored by WHYY, Philadelphia, PA
· Friends of Siddhartha Film Festival, New Delhi, India
· Tasveer-Independent South Asian Film Festival, Seattle, WA
· Q-Filmistan, Trikone’s South Asian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
· Women in the Directors Chair Film Festival, Chicago, IL
· Northampton Independent Film Festival, Northampton, MA
· Making Scenes Film Festival, Ottawa, Canada
· Wingspan Film Festival, Tucson, AZ
· Women of Color Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
· Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
· CineMental, Experimental Film Series, Brattle Street Theater, Cambridge, MA
· Festival International Du Film Lesbien & Feministe De Paris
· AluCine Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
· Austin Gay & Lesbian Internacional Film Festival, Austin, TX
· Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival   
· 12th Annual New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, New York, NY
· 13th Annual Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Hartford, CT
· Asian Lesbian Film and Video Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
·
11th Annual Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
· Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
· Boston Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Film Festival
· Mix 1999 -Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY
· Hamburg LGBT Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
· Wingspan -Tucson Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Tucson, AZ
· Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA
· Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Portland, OR
· Out on Film -Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
· Out in Akron -LGBT Film Festival, Akron, OH
· Berlin Lesbian Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
· San Antonio's Annual Festival of Lesbian and Gay Films, San Antonio, TX
· Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival, Milwaukee, WI
· Making Scenes -Ottawa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Ottawa, Canada
· Montreal Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
· Outfest: Los Angeles, CA
· India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
· Lesgaicinemad, Madrid, Spain
· DIVERSA Festival de Cine Gay Lésbico Trans de Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
· Pink Apple, Zurich, Switzerland
· Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Tampa, FL
· Nigah Queerfest, New Delhi, India
 


 conference screenings/ panel presentations

· South Asian Students Alliance Annual Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX
· “Crossing Borders: Global Movements, Local Actions”, SASSY: South Asian Solidarity Seminar for Youth,
  Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA
· Desh Pardesh:  South Asian Arts, Culture, Politics, & Activism Conference, Toronto, Canada           
· “Sexualities, Masculinities & Culture”, Melbourne, Australia
· “Our Culture, Our Writing, Our Lives”, OutWrite Conference Film & Video Series, Boston, MA

 

· Sonali Gulati · VCU School of the Arts · Department of Photography & Film·
· P.O.Box 843088 · Richmond, VA-23284-3088· USA· sonalifilm@yahoo.com