Event type: All Ages / Licensed
Like many women in India’s patriarchal culture, Selvi was trapped in an abusive marriage at a very early age. That she escaped at all is extraordinary, but such is the degree of her courage and fortitude, she eventually achieves her goal of becoming South India’s first female taxi driver. Sadly, some shackles of the past are easier to shake off than others. A filmmaker, photographer and artist with strong roots in Kingston, Elisa Paloschi met her subject in 2004 and followed her story closely for ten years. The result is a richly visual and emotionally affecting documentary about one woman’s drive to determine her own fate. "As details about her horrific experience emerge over the course of Paloschi's sensitively rendered film, Selvi's ebullience and resilience come to seem all the more remarkable." - Jason Anderson, The Toronto Star
Cutoff is Friday, April 22, 2016 2:59 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.