Salma

UK/India, 2013, Colour, 90 min

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When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family locked her up for 25 years, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. During that time, words were Salma’s salvation. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and, through an intricate system, was able to sneak them out of the house, eventually getting them into the hands of a publisher. Against the odds, Salma became the most famous Tamil poet: the first step to discovering her own freedom and challenging the traditions and code of conduct in her village.

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Longinotto studied camera and directing at England's National Film School, where she made PRIDE OF PLACE, a critical look at her boarding school, and THEATRE GIRLS, documenting a hostel for homeless women
Sundance FF 2013. Berlinale 2013. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013. Best International Feature, Documentary Edge Festival 2013. San Francisco IFF 2013.

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Screening

18.08, 12:00, Kino Europa Indoor

Category

Human Rights Dox

Director

Kim Longinotto

Producer

Kim Longinotto

Cinematography

Kim Longinotto

Sound

Sara Lima

Editing

Ollie Huddleston

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