No easy walk to freedom
August 14, 2017
A movie from Nancy Nicol
Tells the story of the struggle to strike down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Filmed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow and rural India, No Easy Walk to Freedom is moving examination of the struggle to decriminalize homosexuality in contemporary India. Told through the voices of lawyers, activists and community leaders, No Easy Walk to Freedom exposes human rights violations perpetrated under Section 377 and documents the growth of queer organizing in India in the context of this historic battle to overturn a colonial-era law.
In 2009, the law was struck down by the Delhi High Court in a precedent-setting ruling celebrated worldwide. In December 2013, the Supreme Court of India set aside the 2009 verdict and upheld 377, recriminalizing LGBT people in India. Currently, the case is under review by the Indian Supreme Court.