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Sunday, October 25 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Driving with Selvi - Preceded by The Funeral Singer

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Elisa Paloschi

2015 | 72 minutes | India, Canada, U.K.

New York Premiere 

At 18 years old, Selvi escaped an abusive marriage she had been forced into by poverty and patriarchal norms. Over the next decade, she embarked on an unlikely and stirring transformation: leaving a transitional shelter, finding work, fulfilling the almost impossible dream of getting her licenses to drive a cab and then a bus, and starting her own taxi company. Despite the tremendous hardships of her past, her unwavering spirit and sense of forward momentum enabled her quest to become South India’s first female taxi driver. Driving with Selvi is at once a scathing examination of women’s roles in India and a celebration of one exceptional woman’s desire to transcend, all set in the famously chaotic Indian traffic.

Preceded by The Funeral Singer

Thanh Hoang

2015 | 15 minutes| Vietnam, U.S.A.

New York Premiere | Director in Attendance

Anh chi Bay makes a living composing melodies for the recently deceased in a village in northern Vietnam. His task is to celebrate life and family through the process of death and grieving, and his relationship with mortality is intimate. Traditionally, he would pass on this unique role to his oldest son—but Anh chi Bay has only daughters. Through his eyes and those of his eldest daughter, The Funeral Singer explores how we find purpose in our work and how we understand our legacy.

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Sunday October 25, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Linder Theater

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