AUSTIN "GULABI GANG" the documentary with Filmmaker in Attendance
Indie Meme is proud to present the National Award winning Documentary GULABI GANG in Austin for ONE special screening with the Filmmaker, Nishtha Jain in attendance.
The film is being presented in association with @Asian Family Support Services of Austin, or AFSSA (formerly SAHELI) and Austin Documentary Fans.
WEAR PINK TO THE SCREENING TO SUPPORT WOMEN FIGHTING FOR A JUST SOCIETY.
Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. This film follows the Gulabi Gang, an unusual group of rural women led by the energetic and charismatic Sampat Pal. They travel long distances to fight for the rights of women and Dalits. Often they encounter resistance, apathy and corruption, even ridicule. Sometimes whole villages connive against them to protect the perpetrators of violence. While we see Gulabi Gang members struggling against gender violence and state corruption, we also see the flip side members getting sucked by the trappings of their new found power. Breaking away from the deep-rooted patriarchal structure is a challenge even for the most fearless amongst them. The film pulls us into the centre of these blazing conflicts and uncovers a complex story about the nature of power itself.
The film is 96minutes in duration. There will be a Q&A with the Director, Nishtha Jain post screening.
AWARDS AND HONORS
NATIONAL AWARD 2014 for Best Documentary of Social Issues
WINNER: Best Documentary, Dubai International Film Festival, 2012
WINNER: Best Documentary, Kortfilmfestivalen, Grimstad, Norway 2012
WINNER: First Amnesty International Human Rights Award, Tri-Continental IFF, South Africa 2013
WINNER: Amnesty International Award for Human Rights, Plante-doc Review, Warsaw 2013
WINNER: Best Documentary, International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT) 2013
WINNER: Best Director, Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai, 2014
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: IDFA, Amsterdam 2012
AUDIENCE TOP TEN: IDFA, Amsterdam 2012
OPENING FILM: Dok.fest Muenchen, 2013
OPENING FILM: Documentary Section, Kortfilmfestivalen, Grimstad, Norway 2012
OPENING FILM: Pune Women's Film Festival 2013
OPENING FILM: Our Lives To Live Film Festival, Mumbai 2012
OPENING FILM: Doc@Everest, Bangalore, 2014
OPENING FILM: Reality Check, IDPA@NCPA, Mumbai 2014
The film has plated in over 45 International Film Festivals.
About the Filmmaker
Nishtha Jain is an award winning filmmaker based in Mumbai. She has directed several films including the critically acclaimed City of Photos(2005) and Lakshmi and Me(2008). She's a graduate of FTII, Pune and Jamia Mass communication Research Centre, New Delhi.
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