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Lipstick Under My Burkha


Time: Sept. 30, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

15th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Alankrita Shrivastava (India, 2016, 116 min, Hindi with English subtitles)

Set in the crowded lanes of small town India, this film chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of freedom. A burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to be a pop singer. A young, two-timing beautician seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three, lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. And a 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a telephone romance. Challenging the prerogatives of the male gaze in popular Indian cinema, Alankrita Shrivastava’s exuberant feminist comedy drama has garnered critical acclaim and awards but also faced a high-profile struggle with the Indian film censorship board over its domestic release.

Visit the official SUHRFF website for more information.

FILMS WILL BE SCREENED with English closed captions or with English subtitles, as noted. Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) will be available at all screenings. If you require other accommodations, please contact Kristen Northrop (315-443-7358) by September 15, 2017.

Festival Presenters:
The Humanities Center
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Festival Sponsors:
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
School of Education
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center
South Asia Center
Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program
International Relations Program
Latino-Latin American Studies Program
Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Festival Supporters:
Disability Cultural Center
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Department of Anthropology
Department of Art & Music Histories
Department of Geography
Department of History
Department of Political Science
Department of Religion
Department of Sociology
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program

Tula Goenka, Roger Hallas, Newhouse, Arts & Sciences