Pink Saris | Film Festival One World 2011
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Pink Saris



Pink Saris
Kim Longinotto / UK, India / 2010 / 98 min.

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In this film, Sampat Pal, the famous founder of a group called the Gulabi Gang ("Pink Gang") to combat the tradition of gender discrimination, describes herself as the messiah of Indian woman. Director Kim Longinotto, who has devoted many years to women's rights issues, captures the everyday grind of Pal and other Indian activists who regularly meet women who are the victims of their husbands' violence. The stories of two girls, Rheka and Rhena, are highlighted. Rheka is pregnant with her higher caste boyfriend, whose family will not approve the idea of marriage. At the same time, as a single mother she faces being thrown out by her own family. Rhena, meanwhile, has run away with a lover from the husband she was forced to marry in childhood. However, the romance is doomed, as her lover's family will not accept a woman from a lower caste. Through the energetic Sampat Pal, Longinotto shows the problems faced today by Indian women, for whom "erring" can lead to death.

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Screenings

09.03. / 20:00 / Atlas malý sál
15.03. / 21:45 / Lucerna
16.03. / 17:30 / Ponrepo
+ Debate: Blanka Knotková Čapková (FHS UK) + moderator: Blanka Veselá

Category

Women´s Voices

Production

Kim Longinotto
Vixen Films
26 Balfour Road
London
N5 2HE U.K.
tel: +44 20 7359 7368
kimlonginotto@hotmail.com