V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PINK SARIS

V' 10

PINK SARIS

Kim Longinotto
GB/Indien, 2010
Documentaries, 96min, OmeU

PINK SARIS

Kim Longinotto
GB/Indien, 2010
Documentaries, 96min, OmeU

Sound: 
Girjashanker Vohra
Camera: 
Kim Longinotto
Editor: 
Ollie Huddleston
Composer: 
Midival Punditz
Production: 
Vixen Films
World Sales: 
Women Make Movies
Format: 
HD
Color

Kim Longinotto frequently chronicles crusading women around the world. She has a knack for putting herself in highly charged environments where dramas seem to occur on a daily basis. In Pink Saris, Longinotto follows Sampat Pal, leader of the “Gulabi Gang” in India at work, where distraught women come to her looking for help. Combining the sensibilities of vigilante and opinionated auntie, she advises: “When a man does wrong, give him a beating.” Often attracting a crowd of gawkers, she settles problems in the streets, conducting personal arbitrations like the judge of a citizens’ court. Her empathy comes from her own hardships; she was married at age twelve and fought to establish her independence. (Thom Powers)

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