Pink Saris

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


Category: Kim Longinotto Retrospective

Language: Hindi

Subtitles: Czech, English

In her observational documentary, Kim Longinotto portrays the everyday efforts of Indian activist Sampat Pal Devi to help women exposed to violence in their husbands' families.

"I am the salvation of Indian women," says Sampat, the renowned founder of the Gulabi Gang (Pink Gang), which fights against traditions of gender discrimination. The film features the stories of two girls, Rheka and Rhena, whose lives have been affected by differences in caste. Rheka became pregnant with her boyfriend from a higher caste, whose family forbids the marriage. As a single mother, her own family would reject her. Young Rhena escaped with her lover from her husband, to whom she was given in childhood. But her dreams of romantic love soon come up against a sober reality, because her lover's family do not want to accept a woman from the lowest caste. Through the story of Sampat's fight, the filmmaker presents the problems that Indian women are currently facing, many of whom face the danger of death for their "misbehaviour".

Kim Longinotto

Filmography
2010 - Pink Saris
2009 - Rough Aunties
2007 - Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
2005 - Sisters in Law

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