Pink Saris

  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 36min

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Sampat Pal Devi is one of the most remarkable figures in modern India. From her base in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, she has run a brave crusade to assert the rights of women from the lowest caste in Indian society; the ‘dalits’ or ‘untouchables’. Sampat Pal Devi is the leader of the female Gulabi Gang (also known as the Pink Gang), a group who proudly declare themselves by the wearing of bright pink saris. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto (Sisters in Law, Rough Aunties) celebrates the Pink Gang as she tracks their efforts to fight child marriages and the many abuses inflicted on wives by husbands, in-laws and entrenched attitudes that lie deep in India’s past. Preceded by short film I Love My India (10m). Part of Glasgow Film Festival

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