( Hope One ) will follow a transwoman on her journey to become a teacher in modern-day India. But director Aswhin Prajapati and his team of Indian filmmakers need $76,000 to make the film a reality The Indian transgender community is rarely explored in entertainment. Filmmaker Mayur Katariya’s latest feature-length project aims to put the transgender experience front and centre, to educate the wider community, and to support Indian youth struggling to express their gender identity. The film titled Hope One (A Hope) will follow a transwoman on her journey to become a teacher in modern-day India. The story will show transgender people going after and achieving their dreams, despite discrimination. Aswhin says he was inspired by a group of transwomen in his hometown of Surat, India, who he met in 2017 for a short documentary project. Their stories, hardships, and moments of strength will animate the film, adding a vital dimension of authenticity to the final product. Importantly, the film’s transgender characters will be played by transgender actors and non-actors.