Datum: 18 maj 2018
Tid: 19:00 - 21:00
- Film & media
Filmen Driving with Selvi handlar om den modiga kvinnan Selvi, och hennes hårda men inspirerande resa för att bli södra Indiens första kvinnliga taxichaufför. Filmen är en berättelse om att våga slå sig fri, att utmana patriarkatet och att stå upp för sig själv och sina rättigheter.
Meet Selvi: a charming, strong and utterly courageous young woman who happens to be South India´s first female taxi driver. Selvi was forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day, in a desperate bid to escape, she fled to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under a bus — instead, she hailed the bus and started her remarkable journey. Over a 10-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations: learning to drive, starting her own taxi company, leading educational seminars and much more.
A story of courage and personal triumph, Driving with Selvi sheds light on child marriage and gender-based violence, and seeks to inspire viewers through one woman’s ten-year journey of transformation and empowerment.
Driving With Selvi premiered at Raindance in 2015; since then it has appeared at festivals around the world, winning a number of awards and accolades (best doc, and New Mavericks awards at Atlanta, best doc Reel Asian, best director Yorkton etc.) and was selected as an IDFA Top 10 Audience Favourite.
Kampanj: Save her a seat
47% of Indian girls marry before they turn 18. Save Her A Seat is part of the conversation to change this. The campaign aims to leverage the power of Driving with Selvi as a catalyst for social change. We need your help to bring the film back to India, and to the communities where girls are most at risk of child marriage and gender-based violence. With sustainability a key objective, Save Her a Seat also seeks to create economic independence for women like Selvi, by promoting alternative livelihoods and providing bursaries to women for driver training programmes.
“I don’t have money … but sharing my life story with girls in India is my small gift to society. Please donate so girls can see my film.” – Selvi 2016
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