The Gulabi Gang
(Nishtha Jain, 2013, India, 96min)
Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of
desolation, dust and despair. And yet it is hope that this film discovers, as it 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. They encounter resistance, apathy and corruption, even ridicule. Sometimes whole villages connive against them to protect the perpetrators of violence. The film pulls us into the centre of these blazing conflicts and uncovers a complex story, disturbing yet heartening.
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2 PM