After a little summer break DocHouse is back with some unmissable events, and to celebrate we want to offer DOCUMENTARY FILM NETWORK members exclusive £5 tickets instead of the usual £7!
The first film is this Thursday, and is an absolute must-see for any documentary lovers. Kim Longinotto's latest film SALMA has been winning wide acclaim, and after a screening of the film at the Rich Mix Cinema in Shoreditch we will be joined by her Editor and long-time collaborator, Ollie Huddleston for an intimate Q&A session.
More details are below. For details on how to claim your discounted ticket please contact [masked].
A Between The Lines Follow-Up Event
SALMA+ Q&A with editor Ollie Huddleston
Thursday 26th September| Rich Mix Cinema |8pm
Dir. Kim Longinotto
UK/India - 2013 - 90 mins
As a film critic... it's very rare that something can resonate and leave me in an overwrought state of fulfillment like this film did.... - Huffington Post
When Salma was 13, her parents took her out of school and locked her away in a room with a single window. After 9 years she gave in to pressure to agree to an arranged marriage and was released from her house arrest into another kind of prison, in the home of her new husband's family.
Throughout her desperate years of confinement, Salma poured out her anguish writing poetry, which she sneaked out of the house, eventually getting a notebook into the hands of an enthusiastic publisher. Against the odds, Salma became one of the best known Tamil poets and her newfound fame helped her start on the path to freedom.
Following Salma on a trip back to her village, renowned British director Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style, 1998; Sisters in Law, 2005; Rough Aunties, 2008) paints a nuanced portrait of an extraordinary, resilient woman. Salma has hopes for a different life for the next generation of girls, but as she witnesses, familial ties run deep, and change happens very slowly.
Winner Best International Documentary - Documentary Edge Festival 2013
Official selection - Sundance Film Festival 2013
Official selection - Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013