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Pink Saris

  • Director(s):
    Kim Longinotto
    Girja Shanker Vohra, Amber Latif
    • United Kingdom, India
    • 2010
    • 96 min
    • HDCAM 1080/50i
    • Hindi with English Subtitles

“A girls life is cruel...A woman’s life is very cruel”, notes Sampat Pal, the complex protagonist at the centre of Kim Longinotto’s latest foray into the lives of exceptional women. Sampat Pal should know: like many others she 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 who are desperate to escape lives blighted by abuse, and a caste system still very much in evidence. In extraordinary scenes, we watch her launch herself into the centre of family dramas, witnessed by scores of spectators, convinced her mediation is the best path for these vulnerable girls. Her partner Babuji, who has watched Sampat Pal change over the years, is less certain...

“This isn’t so much a film about women’s empowerment as it is about the enormity of the challenges anyone fighting for women’s rights in rural India will face.” – David D’Arcy, Screen Daily

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Official Website:
Toronto International Film Festival 2010, London Film Festival 2010, Valladolid 2010, IDFA 2010, CPH:DOX 2010, Films from the South Norway 2010


Ollie Huddleston 
Executive Producer:
Hamish Mykura, Amber Ronowicz, Ed Stobart 
Sound Recordist:
Girja Shanker Vohra 
Amber Latif 

Director Filmography

  • 2008, Rough Aunties
  • 2007, Hold me Tight, let me Go
  • 2005, Sisters In law
  • 2003, The Day I Will Never Forget
  • 1998, Divorce Iranian Style


Kim Longinotto


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