DRIVING WITH SELVI

Synopsis: 
Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 – timid, soft-spoken, a fresh runaway from a difficult life. Over a ten-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations.

Screenings

Sunday
April 02 7:00 pm
Teatro Anita Villalaz
Wednesday
April 05 7:00 pm
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 7
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Elisa Paloschi

Elisa Paloschi is a documentary director, producer, cinematographer and photographer. With more than 20 years’ experience in documentary production, Elisa has taken her camera into the Roma camps of Palermo, the depths of the Coral Sea in Australia, and the breathtaking landscapes of Karnataka, to name just a few. Her previous feature documentary was Embracing Voices: The Woman Behind the Music of Jane Bunnett (2012).
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