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Purdah (2018)

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The inspiring story of a young Indian Muslim woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women's Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country ... See full summary »

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The inspiring story of a young Indian Muslim woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women's Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family, ultimately shattering and fueling aspirations.

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Hindi

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3 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Heartbreaking but Hopeful
11 February 2019 | by ben-36333See all my reviews

Purdah is an absolutely terrific film. In the midst of the #metoo movement in the U.S., it's enlightening to be reminded of what life is like in many parts of the world. These young women are full of bold aspirations--for how they want to carry out their lives as mothers, wives, and professionals. To challenge the expectations of their religiously devout and culturally conservative community takes a serious degree of strength that is nearly unimaginable in the states.

One of the things that stood out to me while watching Purdah was just how optimistic these women are in the face of adversity. When any of them talk about receiving terrible news: about a dire health issue (for both herself and her child), about abandonment, or about professional failure--they all remain in good humor and they discuss their problems with a smiling optimism that is so beautifully encouraging. Honestly, it's life-affirming to witness.

Purdah is both a gorgeously made and important film that features profoundly inspiring individuals and I feel so grateful to have had a chance to peer into their world.


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