Gulabi Gang - Monday, March 9th, 7 p.m. at Murphy's Community Centre
An International Women's Day Event - Cinema Politica Charlottetown presents Gulabi Gang
Posted: Thursday 26th February 2015 08:38
In honour of International Women's Day, Cinema Politica Charlottetown and Cooper Institute will host a screening of the documentary, Gulabi Gang on Monday, March 9th at 7 p.m. at Murphy's Community Centre. This impeccably shot film follows a group of fearless women who fight gender violence in India with great ferocity, and hope. In the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India, the pink sari-clad women of the Gulabi Gang travel long distances by cart and tractor, bus and train, to wrest justice for women and Dalits, undeterred by sneering policemen and condescending bureaucrats. Sampat Pal, their leader, is a rough-and-tough woman with a commanding personality who has evolved her own brand of feminism and egalitarian politics. Her strength lies in her words. She is constantly on the move – today investigating a young woman’s suspicious death, tomorrow protesting against a corrupt official. The gang encounters resistance everywhere – whole villages connive in protecting the perpetrators of violence. As the film pulls us into the centre of these blazing conflicts, it uncovers a complex story, disturbing yet heartening. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted, and everyone is welcome. For more information, find Cinema Politica Charlottetown on facebook, or call Cooper Institute at 894-4573.