Documentary Gulabi Gang screening and Q&A with Director Nishtha Jainat Crow Collection of Asian Art • $15
MUSEUM TOUR | 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Join a Gallery Educator for an interactive, discussion-based experience in the museum exploring the significance and cultural context of works of art from China, Japan, India, Korea, and Southeast Asia as represented through our permanent collections and special exhibitions on view.
SILENT AUCTION BEGINS | 1:30 PM
Exclusive piece of jewelry designed and donated by Mona Jain Jewelry. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Crow Collection of Asian Art.
FILM PROGRAM BEGINS | 2:00 PM
Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. This film follows the Gulabi Gang, an unusual group of rural women led by the energetic and charismatic Sampat Pal. They travel long distances to fight for the rights of women and Dalits. Often they encounter resistance, apathy and corruption, even ridicule. Sometimes whole villages connive against them to protect the perpetrators of violence.
While we see Gulabi Gang members struggling against gender violence and state corruption, we also see the flip side members getting sucked by the trappings of their new found power. Breaking away from the deep-rooted patriarchal structure is a challenge even for the most fearless amongst them. The film pulls us into the centre of these blazing conflicts and uncovers a complex story about the nature of power itself.
The film is 96minutes in duration. There will be a Q&A with the Director, Nishtha Jain post screening.
You’re invited to wear pink to the screening to support women fighting for a just society. The film is being presented in association with CHETNA and is supported by Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF).