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Indian project on Gulabi gang receives Sundance Documentary Grant

22 November 2011 9:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Gulabi  (India / Norway) to be directed by Nishtha Jain has received a $25,000 grant from the Sundance Documentary Film Program. The documentary traces Sampat Pal and the fiery women of her Gulabi Gang who take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption  in Bundelkhand.

Gulabi is one among the 29 feature-length documentary films that will receive the grant.

The Documentary Film Program celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012 and since its inception has awarded grants to more than 300 documentary filmmakers in 61 countries.

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