Sum Total

What does an Indian lesbian do when her family puts pressure on her to get married? What does her matrimonial advertisement look like? sum total answers these questions through a short poetic film that addresses issues of identity, self-representation, and hetronormativity.

Duration: 4 min. 11 sec.
Writer/Director/Producer: Sonali Gulati
Editor: Nishit Saran
Production Format: Video
Screening Format: DVD/ VHS (NTSC) BETA SP (NTSC)


Cardiff Screen Festival, Wales, UK
Frameline-San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, CA
Cineffable Film Festival, Paris, France
Capital Queer Film Festival, Canberra, Australia
Reel Affirmations, Washington, DC
ArtWallah 2005, 6th Annual Arts Festival of the South Asian Diaspora, Hollywood, CA
South Asian Femme, HolocenePortland, OR
Women and Power, Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA
Three:Two:One: Self Portrait Video Installation Art Market Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Cinema Salon - Sponsored by WHYY, Philadelphia, PA
Friends of Siddhartha Film Festival, New Delhi, India
Tasveer-Independent South Asian Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Q-Filmistan, Trikone’s South Asian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Women in the Directors Chair Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Northampton Independent Film Festival, Northampton, MA
Making Scenes Film Festival, Ottawa, Canada
Wingspan Film Festival, Tucson, AZ
Women of Color Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
CineMental, Experimental Film Series, Brattle Street Theater, Cambridge, MA
Festival International Du Film Lesbien & Feministe De Paris
AluCine Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Austin Gay & Lesbian Internacional Film Festival, Austin, TX
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival    
12th Annual New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, New York, NY
13th Annual Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Hartford, CT
Asian Lesbian Film and Video Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
11th Annual Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Boston Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Film Festival
Mix 1999 -Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY
Hamburg LGBT Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Wingspan -Tucson Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Tucson, AZ
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Portland, OR
Out on Film -Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
Out in Akron -LGBT Film Festival, Akron, OH
Berlin Lesbian Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
San Antonio's Annual Festival of Lesbian and Gay Films, San Antonio, TX
Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival, Milwaukee, WI
Making Scenes -Ottawa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Ottawa, Canada
Montreal Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
Outfest: Los Angeles, CA
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
Lesgaicinemad, Madrid, Spain
DIVERSA Festival de Cine Gay Lésbico Trans de Argentina, Buenos Aires
Pink Apple, Zurich, Switzerland
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Tampa, FL
Nigah Queerfest, New Delhi, India

conference screenings/ panel presentations

South Asian Students Alliance Annual Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX
“Crossing Borders: Global Movements, Local Actions”, SASSY: South Asian Solidarity Seminar for Youth, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA
Desh Pardesh:  South Asian Arts, Culture, Politics, & Activism Conference, Toronto, Canada           
“Sexualities, Masculinities & Culture”, Melbourne, Australia
“Our Culture, Our Writing, Our Lives”, OutWrite Conference Film & Video Series, Boston, MA