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Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Salma

Like many other women in rural South Asia, Salma, a young Muslim girl in India, was forced into seclusion once she reached puberty. She was forbidden by her family to study and pushed into marriage. Words were Salma's salvation. Once married, Salma began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and, through an intricate smuggling system, was able to sneak them out of the house,... » and into the hands of a publisher. Salma won numerous accolades and was written about in the media. Against the odds, Salma became a famous poet: the first step to discovering her own freedom and challenging the traditions and code of conduct in her village. Her extraordinary story is one of courage and resilience. Salma has hopes for a different life for the next generation of girls, but as she sees, familial ties run deep and change is slow. Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2013

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Anita,
    Where are we meeting, would you be holding any sign?

    June 15, 2013

  • Priti

    I'm going on June 14!

    June 14, 2013

  • Jenny

    What's the plan for this? Do we need to each buy tix in advance? Is the group going to meet before and/or after the screening?

    June 10, 2013

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