'Our Lives, Our Tales' is an oral history project by Nazariya - A Queer Feminist Resource Group in New Delhi, India. The project was conceived in 2015 to chronicle the history of the queer movement in India through the oral tales of those who were involved in it.
Sonali is involved in organising, video documenting and editing the films for the project archive. This video is one such documentation of an oral history session about a particular moment in the queer movement in the country. The participants in the session discuss their time together from decades ago in their activism.
A personal note from transperson Shivy, a U.S. citizen who was brought to India and forced into house arrest by his homophobic parents. Nazariya - A Queer Feminist Resource Group was instrumental in raising a media campaign to help Shivy leave his parents' forced custody, win his right from the Delhi High Court to live with freedom and dignity, and return to his life in the U.S.
Sonali was part of the team at Nazariya that helped Shivy through this time. She was involved in drafting press releases, lobbying for media representation, and shot and edited videos that were disseminated in the media as part of the campaign.
'Our History, Our Pride' was a film made on in 2014 behalf of the Delhi Queer Pride Committee - an independent collective that organises the Delhi Queer Pride Parade each year since 2008, and is involved in queer activism across India. The film captures the spirit of and chronicles the history and legacy of the Delhi Queer Pride Parade.
Sonali was involved in compiling and editing the film.
The #NotGuilty series of videos were shot with young women in university in New Delhi, India, who collaborated with HopeMonkey Foundation through the HopeinU program to empower young women in university with feminist values and life skills.
Sonali was instrumental in the scripting, shooting, directing and editing of these videos in 2014. The 'Not Guilty of My Body' video is one of them.