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“A girl’s life is cruel… A woman’s life is very cruel”, notes Sampat Pal, complex protagonist at the centre of prestigious documentary-maker Kim Longinotto’s new work –her previous titles include Divorce Iranian Style (1998), Sisters In Law (2005), screened here a few years ago, Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007) and Rough Aunties (2008)–. Sampat, like many others, was married as a young girl into a family which made her work hard and beat her often. But, unusually, she fought back, leaving her in-laws and eventually becoming famous as a champion for beleaguered women throughout Uttar Pradesh, in Northern India. Like Rekha, a fourteen year old pregnant by a man whose family won’t allow them to marry because she is an “Untouchable”, the lowest caste. Or Renu, 15, abandoned by her husband with his family, where she is raped and abused.

Año: 2010
Origen: Reno Unido, India
Dirección: Kim Longinotto
Producción: Amber Latiff, Girjashanker Vohra / Vixen Films, Ginger Productions
Guión: Kim Longinotto
Fotografía: Kim Longinotto
Música: Midival Punditz
Montaje: Ollie Huddleston
Duración: 96 min.
Contacto: Kim Longinotto

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