South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

The National Award winning Documentary GULABIGANG screening and Q&A with director Nishtha Jain in attendance

Sun, May 18, 2014 | Southwest Theaters - Lake Creek (Formerly Alamo Drafthouse Lakecreek) 13729 Research Blvd. #1500, Austin, Texas 78750

2:30 PM

The National Award winning Documentary GULABIGANG screening and Q&A with director Nishtha Jain in attendance

Indie Meme is proud to present the National Award winning Documentary GULABI GANG in Austin for ONE special screening with the Filmmaker, Nishtha Jain in attendance.

The film is being presented in association with Asian Family Support Services of Austin (formerly SAHELI) and Austin Documentary Fans. 

About Gulabi Gang

The film just won the National Award for the Best film on Social Issues. 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 newfound 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.

The film is 96minutes in duration. There will be a Q&A with the Director, Nishtha Jain post screening.

About Indie Meme

Indie Meme is a product of passion for cinema, and the compulsive desire to make independent films made in India, available in the US for everyone and not just the festival goers.

Founded by Alka Bhanot early 2013 Indie Meme has been bootstrapping to bring to viewers these cool indie films from India both documentaries & narratives. Socially relevant & thought provoking films are what matter most to the Indie Meme team. Tripti Bhatnagar, Partner & Director Operations is on board as of 2014 to make the company grow & ensure Indie Meme screenings in other cities as well.

Indie Meme is also committed to the cause of cross-pollination of cultures. "We are telling stories of a land far away but are attempting to tie those stories to our land here by partnering with organizations which would benefit from the film." So far they have worked with the non-profit SAIVA for the screening of the classic film GANDHI, with The Green Gate Farms' non-profit wing NFI on the screening of the documentaries THE RATE RACE and TIMBAKTU. Indie Meme partnered with AFS for the film I AM, to promote Indian Indie Cinema. And for the Ship Of Thesues they are promoting the cause of Organ Donation through the non-profit BLifeNY . With Gulabi Gang they are proud to have the Asian Family Support Services of Austin, as a partner.

TICKETS: $12 General Admission


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