Media Room

Salma

Screenings

Sat, Apr 27 7:15 PM
The ROM Theatre

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Mon, Apr 29 3:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

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Sun, May 5 3:30 PM
The ROM Theatre

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89 minutes | UK India  | (Subtitled) Tamil  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: 14A


In South India, Tamil Muslim women are routinely shut off from the outside world after reaching puberty. After being married, some face similar isolation within the home. After 25 years of loneliness, Salma smuggles a book of her poetry out of the house. It quickly becomes a national sensation, resulting in local scandal and national attention. Her poetry, which indicts the patriarchal traditions of her village, ironically leads to her election on the village council and fosters her emergence as a political force in the region. After this unheard of turn of events, Salma is given the autonomy she cries for in her poems, and is allowed for the first time since childhood to leave her home and travel through India. Unique for its blending of biography and cultural history, Salma contains within it the passionate revolutionary cry of freedom found in one woman’s poems. Eli Horwatt


Director(s)
Kim Longinotto

Producer(s)
Kim Longinotto

Executive Producer(s)
Hamish Mykura
Anna Miralis

Writer(s)
Ollie Huddleston

Cinematographer(s)
Kim Longinotto

Editor(s)
Ollie Huddleston

Composer(s)
Samuel Sim

Sound
Sara Lima

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