Pink Saris

Pink Saris

2010-01-01
45min
Politics
Sampat Pal Devi had had enough of the violence and lack of freedom in Indian women’s lives and decided to take matters into her own hands. She gathered like-minded women together and, wearing pink, they started storming the offices of corrupt officials, hectoring and beating abusive husbands and protesting against injustice. The reputation of their Gulabi (pink) Gang escalates and soon tens of thousands of women across northern India are organising and actively opposing repression. This film looks at their successes, failures and why what they’re doing is so new in India.

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UK
Sampat Pal Devi had had enough of the violence and lack of freedom in Indian women’s lives and decided to take matters into her own hands. She gathered like-minded women together and, wearing pink, they started storming the offices of corrupt officials, hectoring and beating abusive husbands and protesting against injustice. The reputation of their Gulabi (pink) Gang escalates and soon tens of thousands of women across northern India are organising and actively opposing repression. This film looks at their successes, failures and why what they’re doing is so new in India.

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