On the Occasion of the Birth Anniversay of Savitribai Phule,

Lokayat organises


Films to be screened:

1. Beyond Women’s Stereotypes

    Director: Bindu Nair Duration: 30 mins

    Synopsis: Film exposes stereotypical images of women on Indian television by juxtaposing them against lived realities.

    2. Laying Janaki to Rest

    Director: Madhureeta Anand Duration: 30 mins

    Synopsis: Explores the symbolic relationship of Seeta, a goddess from the epic Ramayana, with the images of women in India

    3. She’s My Girl

    Director: Meera Dewan Duration: 30 min

    Synopsis: Haryana has one of the lowest sex ratios in the country. A group of actors, writers, singers and activists come together to perform community theatre and travel through Haryana to motivate people to value the girl child.

    4. Hudood Ordinance

    Director: Beena Sarwar Duration: 10 mins

Synopsis: On the Hudood ordinance in Pakistan, which punishes rape victims for adultery if they cannot prove rape.

The screenings would be followed by a discussion. Tea would be served in the break. Entry is free.

Date: Saturday, January 8, 2010

Time: 5 – 8 pm

Venue: Lokayat Hall, Opp. Syndicate Bank, Law College Road, Near Nal Stop, Pune.

Kindly give the news coverage in your esteemed newspaper on Saturday, January 8, 2010

in solidarity,


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