driving with selvi
Dir. Elisa Paloschi | Documentary | Canada | 2015 | 74 min.
English and Kannada, with English subtitles
SATURDAY, March 19, 2016 - Chilmark School
Discussion to follow (via audio link) with Selvi
When we first meet Selvi at a girls’ shelter, she is 18, timid, soft-spoken, a fresh runaway from a difficult life. Like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, Selvi had been forced by her family to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. Through Selvi’s eyes, the audience is taken on an intimate journey of healing, overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. Selvi’s unwavering spirit shines throughout. Over a ten-year period, we witness the remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice, and defies all expectations, to become South India’s first female taxi driver.
“This is a story that can spark a change in someone’s life.” – Zainab Salbi, Founder, Women for Women International
Special Pricing: $5 for members / $10 general admission
Thank you to the screening sponsor