Gulabi Gang: A Documentary, Bristol Screening

This new documentary about the Gulabi Gang, a group of women activists in Northern India is being screened in Bristol in November. Please circulate widely.

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GULABI GANG
8th November, Silai Centre Easton Road
Doors open from 6pm, film starts at 7pm

Suggested donation £3

Nishtha Jain, a film maker from India will be visiting Bristol on 8th November for a very special screening of her latest film, Gulabi Gang, a documentary about an inspirational group of women working in Northern India to challenge gender violence and state corruption.

Please join us for this exciting screening and unique opportunity to learn about the activism against gender violence happening in India at the moment.

*GULABI GANG*

Norway/India/Denmark/2012/Hindi with English Subtitles

A film by Nishtha Jain(India), produced by Oscar and Emmy nominated
Torstein Grude(Norway) and Signe Sorenson(Denmark)

*Synopsis*

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.

*AWARDS AND HONORS*

Best Documentary, Dubai International Film Festival, 2012

Best Documentary, Kortfilmfestivalen, Norway 2012

Amnesty International Award for Human Rights, Planete-doc Review, Warsaw

First Amnesty International Human Rights Award, Tri-Continental IFF, South
Africa 2013

Best Documentary, International Association of Women in Radio &
Television(IAWRT) 2013

Best Director, Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai, 2014

Best Documentary(Social Issues), National Awards, India, 2014

Best Non-feature Editing, National Awards, India, 2014

Best Protagonist, ImagineIndia, Madrid 2014

*Over 50 International Film Festivals including IDFA, Dubai, Zurich,
Tampere, Hong Kong, *

*Dokfest Munich, Dokufest Kosovo, Films de Femmes Creteil, MIFF…*

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: 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 Series, Bangalore, 2014

OPENING FILM: Reality Check, IDPA@NCPA, 2014

*Main Crew*

Direction Nishtha Jain

Script Nishtha Jain, Torstein Grude, Smriti Nevatia

Cinematography Rakesh Haridas

Editor Arjun Gourisaria

Location Sound Niraj Gera

Music Composer Peter Scartabello

Sound Editing/Mix Peter Schultz

Assistant Director Aditya Kelgaonkar

Line Producer Neelima Goel

Producer Torstein Grude, Piraya Films, Norway

Co-producer Nishtha Jain, Raintree Films, India

Co-Producer Signe Bryge Sorenson, Anne Kohncke, Final Cut For
Real

*Supported by*

Sundance Documentary Fund

IDFA Fund

Norwegian Film Institute

Danish Film Institute Film Fund

Nordic TV and Film Fund

*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.
http://www.raintreefilms.net
http://www.lakshmiandme.com

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