A fascinating early feminist documentary from India focusing on women and education. Through a framing story of a young girl’s graduation from High School and the choices she confronts, the film provides a historical account of female eminence in pre-Hindi Indian culture and society. Further, it describes the contemporary struggle for female emancipation while stressing the opportunities and responsibilities that influence our protagonist’s decision. A technically accomplished film with beautiful cinematography and a fine soundtrack of Indian classical music.
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Black and White
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)