Salma

Salma film image

Screenings

2013 Season
London, New York

Like many other women in rural South Asia, Salma, a young Muslim girl in India, was forced into seclusion once she reached puberty. She was forbidden by her family to study and pushed into marriage. Words were Salma's salvation. Once married, Salma began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and, through an intricate smuggling system, was able to sneak them out of the house,... » and into the hands of a publisher. Salma won numerous accolades and was written about in the media.

Filmmaker(s): 
Kim Longinotto
Year: 
2013
90m