Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls
When: Wednesday, March 9, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Fromm Hall – FR 115 – Berman Room, USF
This event is free and open to the public.
Join us for a screening of Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls, an examination of the condition of an endangered class of people living in one of the most populous, culturally and economic vibrant countries: modern India. They come from all walks of life and share only one common trait: they are female. By 2020 there will be 20 percent more men than women.
The film explores the cultural origins of this vast genocidal crime and includes the voices of activists and gender experts. By profiling the unimaginable stories of brave survivors, viewers enter the chilling realities girls and women are currently enduring, NOW, providing a sense of urgency in helping to change status quo.
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer and director Nyna Pais Caputi.
About the Director
Nyna Pais Caputi was born in India and moved to the U.S. in 2002 where she did course work in filmmaking at New York Film Academy. She has worked on several short, award-winning films including DCBA-Desi Confused by America, shot in NYC, Able, shot in Pinole, CA and Gentle Lovers, shot in San Francisco.
She also founded the Global Walk for India’s Missing Girls in 2010 in San Francisco, an international awareness campaign on the violence and genocide of Indian women that has taken place in over 25 cities and five countries.
Nyna is also the founder of The Expat Woman, an organization for international women in the U.S. She is a recipient of Women of the Year 2015, California State Assembly, District 14; and Woman of Distinction 2015, Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista, as well as MediaMaker Fellow 2014, Bay Area Video Coalition.