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Gulabi Gang

Nishtha Jain / Norway - India - Denmark / 2012 / 96 ' / Hindi / S.T. English


Arjun Gourisaria
Torstein Grude & Nishtha Jain
Rakesh Haridas
Mateen Ahmad
Niraj Gera
Peter Schultz
Bobby Hess
Peter Scartabello
Torstein Grude, Nishtha Jain, Anne Köhncke & Signe Byrge Sørensen
Smriti Nevatia
Torstein Grude
Nishtha Jain
Smriti Nevatia
Laura Plotkin
Production Manager: Neelima Goel

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Awards & Festivals

Winner, Muhr AsiaAfrica Award, Best Film - Documentary, Dubai International Film Festival, 2012
Winner, Silver Lotus Award, Best Film on Social Issues, National Film Awards, India, 2014
Winner, Festival Award, Best Documentary, New York Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, 2014
Winner, Documentary Film Jury Award (Golden Chair), Best Documentary, Norwegian Short Film Festival, 2012
Nominated, Golden Firebird Award, Documentary, Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2013
Nominated, Viktor Award, Munich International Documentary Festival, 2013
Winner, Best Documentary International association of Women in Radio and Television
Winner, First Amnesty International Human Right Award, Tri-continental Film Festival, South Africa, 2013
Winner, Amnesty International Award, Doc-Planete Review, warsaw, 2013
Winner, Best Documentary, Kortfilmfestivalen, Grimstad, Norway 2012
Opening Film, Dok.fest, Muenchen, 2013

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This impeccably shot film follows a group of fearless women who fight gender violence in India with great ferocity.


Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. And yet it is hope that we discover as we follow the pink sari-clad women of Gulabi Gang. These women travel long distances by cart and tractor, bus and train, to wrest justice for women and Dalits, undeterred by sneering policemen and condescending bureaucrats.

Sampat Pal, their leader, is a rough-and-tough woman with a commanding personality. Despite her lack of education she has evolved her own brand of feminism and egalitarian politics. Her strength lies in her words. She is constantly on the move – today investigating a young woman’s suspicious death, tomorrow protesting against a corrupt official.

The gang encounters resistance everywhere – whole villages connive in protecting the perpetrators of violence. As the film pulls us into the centre of these blazing conflicts, it uncovers a complex story, disturbing yet heartening.


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