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Gulabi Gang

Nov 16, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Filmmaker in Person!
Nishtha Jain (City of Photos, Lakshmi and Me) returns to the Bay Area with this thriller disguised as a documentary! In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making as the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption. Undeterred by sneering policemen and condescending bureaucrats, founder Sampat Pal leads the pink sari-clad women on a remarkable, and impressive crusade for truth and justice. Watching this documentary makes one want to redefine the term “heroine” in Indian films!

Followed by: Panel discussion on gender violence in South Asia, from both a global and a local perspective. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Sangeeta Mediratta from the Center for South Asia, Stanford University. Activist/scholar Huma Dar will bring a Kashmiri perspective to the discussion, and activist/radio-host Preeti Mangala-Shekar will offer a local lens on the issue.

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Directors
Nishtha Jain
Country/Year
India/Norway/Denmark, 2012
Running Time
96mins
Language
Hindi
Co-Presenters
AID Bay Area, Bay Area Solidarity Summer, Maitri, Narika. Norwegian Consulate, UNAFF

Details

Date:
Nov 16, 2013
Time:
5:00 pm
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Venue

Aquarius Theatre
Phone:
650-327-3241
430 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Website:
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFranciscoPeninsula/AquariusTheatre.htm