Parched - (Free) Movie screening & Conversation
‘PARCHED’ is a story about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Rajasthan, India. The film tells the story of women who begin to question the oppressive rules in traditional society that favor men, send child brides to abusive husbands, and ostracize women for being opinionated and educated. Together, the women take bold steps to change the trajectory of their lives for the better. The drama film is written and directed by Leena Yadav, produced by Ajay Devgan and filmed by Russell Carpenter (known for “Titanic” and Ant-Man”).
Dr. Maria Tonini is a SASNET postdoctoral researcher. She works with issues of gender, sexuality, femininity and masculinity in contemporary India.
Sarah Bodelson is a master student at the program Social Studies of Gender at Lund University and a board member of the nongovernmental organization Swallows India Bangladesh.
This event is organized by SASNET/SASA in collaboration with Kino, Swallows India Bangladesh and ABC.