Pink Saris (2010)

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Sampat Pal is an activist for women in a place where the rights of women are still a subject of debate. Pal live and works in India, and is the leader of a group called the Gulbai Gang, who stage frequent protests in support of the rights of women, the abolition of India's caste system, the banning of arranged marriages involving underage girls, and bringing the ugly truths about violence against women to light. Pal and her colleagues are recognizable by the bright pink saris they wear, and in a society that demands decorum from women, she's fearlessly outspoken and not afraid to call attention to herself in the name of the right cause. Filmmaker Kim Longinotto profiles Sampat Pal and the Gulbai Gang, examining the group's spokeswoman as well as the social ills they're struggling to abolish, in the documentary Pink Saris, which also offers a look inside Pal's home where she houses a handful of women she's rescued from dire circumstances. Pink Saris received its North American premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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NR
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Art House & International , Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Full Review… | September 16, 2010
Variety
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Sampat Pal makes her case again and again in Pink Saris, underlining that in India, domestic abuse of women is traditional and persistent. These women fight back for each other.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
PopMatters

Tracks the birth of a women's revolutionary movement in rural India, radically redefining 'stardom' in bravely defying an oppressive world, and the critical importance of radio in rural activism.

Full Review… | December 4, 2011
NewsBlaze

in Sampat she has found a subject so complex and compelling, so fearless and flawed, that in the end the documentary itself is drawn into her irresistible orbit no less than she dominates all the people and situations around her.

Full Review… | October 4, 2010
Eye for Film

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Full Review… | September 14, 2010
NOW Toronto

Audience Reviews for Pink Saris

Sampat Pal makes her case again and again in Pink Saris, underlining that in India, domestic abuse of women is traditional and persistent. These women fight back for each other.

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