Pink Saris

Pink Saris

Pink Saris

Indian documentary about Sampat Pal Devi, the firey leader of North India's "Pink Gang", a formidable group of women who crusade against child marriages, dowry deaths and the abuse of caste women.

" 'Women have nothing but their tears, but I won’t let darkness swallow us,' declares Sampat Pal Devi, a crusader cutting a swathe through Uttar Pradesh, a rural state in northern India. The founder of the Gulabi (or Pink) Gang, Devi has been crusading against child marriages, dowry deaths and the abuse of untouchable caste women for 20 years. A victim of abuse herself (she was married off at 12), she now shares her life with Babuji, a higher caste man, although her elderly husband and their 12 grandchildren live nearby. Young girls fleeing horrendous situations seek her protection." (Source: NZ International Film Festival 2011)

201096 minsUKIn Hindi with English subtitles
DocumentaryWorld Cinema
Director:
Kim Longinotto ('Sisters in Law', 'The Day I Will Never Forget', 'Rough Aunties')
Cast:
Sampat Pal DeviRenu DeviNiranjan PalRekha Paswan