Artists' Television Access


presented by: Amnesty International

Sunday, March 20, 2005, 7:00 pm, $5

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In  Indian society, being a woman is hard, but to be poor and a widow is to be worthless ? no status, no respect. Often discarded by their families, many such women go into self-exile in Vrindavan, the birthplace of Krishna; while they pray there for better karma in the next life, a social structure meant to care for them instead abuses, exploits and even prostitutes them. Based on director Dharan Mandrayar?s research in Vrindavan, where the movie was partly shot, this barely fictionalized feature depicts only four of the thousand of stories that make up the ?white rainbow? (a reference to the sari of widowhood). Through them, Mandrayar hopes to change the plight for all.

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