Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium – Sunday, March 19th – 3:00 PM

Film – Angry Indian Goddesses

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Described as “India’s first buddy female pic”, the film highlights and showcases numerous issues faced by residents of the country such as gender inequality, women as objectified sex objects, gay-straight friendships, big business vs. tribal rights, rape problem, caste differences, skin-color prejudice and lax justice.

Angry Indian Goddesses is a 2015 Indian drama film, directed by Pan Nalin. It stars Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sarah-Jane Dias, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande, and Pavleen Gujral with Adil Hussain. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, where it finished second for the People’s Choice Award.

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Nalin is best known for directing award-winning films like Samsara, Valley of Flowers, and Ayurveda: Art of Being. His debut film, Samsara went on to win awards like “Grand Jury Prize – Special Mention” at AFI Fest and “Most Popular Feature Film” at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2002. His next film will be Buddha: The Inner Warrior, a biographical film of Siddhartha Gautama.

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Film Awards

  • Grolsch People’s Choice Award (1st Runner Up), TIFF (Toronto, Canada) 2015
  • BNL People’s Choice Award, Rome Film Festival (Rome, Italy) 2015
  • Audience Award, Indian Film Festival Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany) 2016
  • Audience award, Long Beach LGBT Film Festival (California, USA) 2016
  • Special Jury Award – Narrative Feature, Image Out Rochester LGBT Film Festival (New York, USA) 2016
  • Audience Award, Side By Side LGBT International Film Festival (St Petersburg, Russia) 2016
  • Best Film, Likho Awards for Excellence in Media (Mumbai, India) 2016