Young Women in India Fighting to Pursue Their Dreams

Purdah - Young Women in India Fighting to Pursue Their Dreams
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Purdah is a great film. The documentary is a really inspiring and dramatic story of three sisters in India who have to take on a mountain of obstacles. The girls are really charismatic and you can't help but root for them. I found myself both laughing with them at times and then crying for ...Read more

Harvinder avatar

I love these kind of sidekick movies, which peaks into the perspective of an ordinary person and in the process reveals their extraordinary life.
Thanks for this invaluable piece of film!

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