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Salem Film Fest 2016

DRIVING WITH SELVI

Directed by Elisa Paloschi

Canada, India / 2015 / 74 mins / English, Kannada with English subtitles / New England Premiere

DRIVING WITH SELVI

Peabody Essex Museum
Saturday, March 5, 3:00pm Buy Tickets

Description

FILMMAKER AND SUBJECT IN ATTENDANCE Selvi, like so many girls living in India, is forced to marry as a 14-year-old, only to find herself trapped in an emotionally and physically abusive marriage. One day, in deep despair, she makes a last-second decision to board the bus she was planning to throw herself under, and escape her violent fate. DRIVING WITH SELVI tells of Selvi’s ten-year journey from abused child bride to empowered working woman, as she transforms herself into South India’s first female taxi driver.

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DRIVING WITH SELVI

Peabody Essex Museum
Saturday, March 5, 3:00pm Buy Tickets

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