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Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls NYC Premiere
Feb 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm| 10-15
“Sakhi for South Asian Women is proud to present the NYC premiere of the astounding new documentary “Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls”.
“Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls” examines the condition of an endangered class of people living in one of the most populous, culturally and economic vibrant countries: modern India. They come from all walks of life and share only one common trait: they are female.
A patriarchal mindset, a preference for sons and a deep-seated intolerance has led to the murder of 50 million girls and women in India in the last century. They continue to lose their lives in this century to infanticide, sex-selective abortions, starvation and medical neglect, dowry deaths and brutal gang rapes. The declining female population is also leading to increased crimes against women including trafficking and bride buying. By 2020 there will be 20 percent more men than women.
The film explores the cultural origins of this vast genocidal crime and includes the voices of activists and gender experts. By profiling the unimaginable stories of brave survivors, viewers enter the chilling realities girls and women are currently enduring, NOW, providing a sense of urgency in helping to change status quo.
$15 General Admission / $10 Students
Following the film, there will be a panel and Q+A session presented by:
Founder, Law at the Margins
Activist Fellow, Barnard Center for Research on Women
Former ED, Sakhi for South Asian Women
Associate Professor of History, Barnard College
After the event, please join us for drinks and discussion at The Black Hound next door at 301 South End Avenue.
Please invite friends and family to an evening that is sure to inspire, astound, and illuminate.
We look forward to seeing you there!
This event is co-sponsored by the Asian American Association of Time., Inc.”
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