We have been in Pakistan to discover every aspect of this complex country, whose population has several social, ethnic and sexual contradictions. We met the transgender community and they told us about a life of exclusion. Once worshipped and revered, today transsexual people survive only by begging and dancing at parties, treated like sideshows. They are also often victims of physical and psychological attacks.
Those who are not victims of discrimination have to deal with drug addiction. In Lahore, we saw the face of the dark abyss in which men, women and teenagers are trapped. The Asiatic country has the tragic primacy of heroine consumption: 800,000 drug addicts and 44 tons of substance consumed every year.
In this same reality, there are also the followers of the Sufism, the branch of Islam aiming at realizing here and now the presence of God inside human beings, preaching love and refusing any kind of divisions. Ecstasy, religious music, hypnotic dances: that is how the Sufis seek direct contact with the divine. But, often considered as heretics, they are persecuted by the most extremist Islamic groups.