Film still from <em>Salma</em>. Image courtesy of The British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Salma. Image courtesy of The British Council New Zealand.

Salma

  • Sun 21 Oct 2018
  • 4—5:45PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated exempt

The extraordinary story of a woman who becomes the legendary activist, politician, poet, Salma.

When Salma reached puberty, her parents locked her away from the world. She spent nine years trapped in one small room. Millions of young girls endure the same sort of fate, but Salma refused to let the long years of imprisonment break her spirit. Using hoarded scrap paper, she managed to smuggle out poems that expressed her hidden anger and pain. The poems scandalized her community but inspired readers all over South India. Twenty-five years later, Salma's brave defiance is a rare beacon of hope.

Like an unfolding detective story, this moving, passionate film charts the transformation of a frightened, isolated young girl into an unlikely hero.

UK/IN, 2013, Colour, 91 min., Rated Exempt, Dir. Kim Longinotto

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Film poster from <em>Salma</em>. Image courtesy of The British Council New Zealand.

Film poster from Salma. Image courtesy of The British Council New Zealand.

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