Тhe Dancing Fakir

28’, 2019

DIRECTED BY

Liu Gaoli

PRODUCED BY

Liu Gaoli

SCRIPTWRITER

Liu Gaoli

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Liu Gaoli

EDITED BY

Liu Gaoli

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There are many third gender/sex people in the South Asia countries which are widely known as hijra. In Pakistan, the official name is khawaja sara. They are believed to have the special power of blessing people. This film is about a group of thirty khawaja sara who traveled from Punjab to Sindh for participating in the sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s Urs. Their dancing performance, pursuit of religion, ways of collecting money, and the interaction with local people has been recorded.