Acclaimed director Kim Longinotto examines the tragic, shocking and astonishing life of Salma, famous Tamil poet and victim of merciless fundamentalism. When she was a girl living in a small Indian village Salma’s family imprisoned her for more than two decades and forced her into a unwanted marriage. Finding solace in words and the freedom of her imagination, Salma began writing poems and smuggled them out into a world that she herself couldn’t enter. Now free, Longinotto follows the courageous poet as Salma struggles to come to terms with her tormented past and the people who were complicit in it in a film that’s brimming with sadness and bravery.
Don’t miss our master class with Kim Longinotto on saturday the 8th at Bio Rio.