India’s First Transgender Soccer Team
India’s first transgender soccer team, YaAll, is created for trans and queer people, who feel unsafe in sports because of how binary it is. YaAll is disrupting, revolutionizing, and impacting not only soccer but India too. Can India become the world’s most inclusive sporting arena? Globally, categories in sports are still for men and women.
Sadam, founder of YaAll, grew up getting bullied and harassed in sports, leading him to hide or skip games. Even still, Sadam wanted to participate in sports and not have more than safety, he wanted belonging. And with YaAll, he hopes it’s the beginning of giving this to more people: the opportunity to play openly in your gender identity.
The government of India has already recognized transgender as a third category of gender, and Sadam’s hope is that India will also acknowledge transgender in sports as a different category. But his vision is larger than India, he wants this inclusivity to exist everywhere.
Director Shamita Harsh, Pluc.tv Producers Yudistira Dilianzia Stephanie Tangkilisan Editor Rajvi Desai Director of Photography Korear Arambam Script Consultant Manal Ahmed Translation Korear Arambam Editor-in-Chief Keshia Hannam Senior Producer Stephanie Tangkilisan Producer Joy Jihyun Jeong Post Supervisor Syarifah Sa’diyah Color Nadya Gumanza Sound David Alba Special Thanks Sadam Hanjabam Miller Pluc.tv
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