Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, SALMA, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style), is the extraordinary story of one South Indian woman’s courageous journey in the face of mass oppression. When Salma reached puberty, her family locked her away from the outside world, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. In her own prison, she found salvation through poetry. Fearful of what might happen if anyone were to find out, she created an intricate system to sneak her words, scribbled on small scraps of paper, to the outside as she was held captive by her family for 25 years. Against all odds, the poems found their way into the hands of a publisher, scandalizing her community but inspiring readers throughout the land. This is the heartbreaking yet beautiful portrait of the most famous Tamil poet—an incredible artist, activist, and politician.
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UK | India, 2013, In Tamil with English subtitles, 89 min, Directed by Kim Longinotto
“Inspirational. A story of rare achievement. As poignant as it is simple.”
– David D’Arcy, SCREEN DAILY