2016 / 75 minutes

Directed by
Laurie Colson Axelle Le Dauphin
Country of production
Belgium France

Guru documents the work and daily life of a family of hijras in a small village in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Silky, Mahima, Trisha, Durga, Kuyili, Priyanka, Vasundhara and Yamuna, under the firm protection of their guru Lakshmi Ma, offer us intimate vignettes from their lives as noble outcasts. From the thousand year old sacred tradition of the hijra to the minute complexities of the present, Guru progresses like a poem recited by several voices in which the world is a treacherous playing field and where to live the third gender authentically requires a resistance that is strongest in numbers.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Tamil Nadu (India)