SIFF Film Center Upstairs, Seattle – Saturday, October 17th – 6:00 PM
University of Washington, Seattle – Monday, October 19th – 11:00 AM (Free)
DALIT WOMEN FIGHT, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, 2015, hindi, 20min followed by discussion
Synopsis: #Dalitwomenfight is a feature-length documentary that follows a courageous band of Dalit women who spearhead a bold national campaign to end caste-based sexual violence in India. Their remarkable journey catapults them from their humble villages onto the center stage of world politics as they fight to heal, not only themselves but the very soul of their country.
Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a transmedia storyteller and technologist who believes story is the most important unit of social change. Her work has been recognized by the Producers Guild of America Diversity Program, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Chicken and Egg Foundation, The Annenberg Innovation Center, Slamdance, MIT Center for New Media Studies, The Sorbonne, Source Magazine, Utne Reader, The National Center for the Humanities, The National Science Foundation, The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.