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Film Screening: Satyavati

  • Brunei Gallery SOAS Thornhaugh Street London, WC1H 0XG UK (map)
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Deepthi Tadanki, a young filmmaker is looking to highlight the issue of corrective rape with a hard hitting film on rape being employed to 'cure' lesbians. Satyavati, the film, aspires to let the audience understand that being a lesbian is not a disease that needs to be cured and is as natural as heterosexuality. Through the film, Deepthi wishes to highlight the issue of corrective rape and have the audience understand the nuances of love and the consequences of using rape as a tool to make a person conform to societal standards. She wishes to emphasise that rape is not always used by jilted individuals seeking revenge, but also employed by parents themselves as a tactic to bring their own children to toe the family line.

The 90-minute feature film tells the story of three young girls living together, of whom two are in a relationship with each other. The parents of the third girl suspect their daughter to be lesbian and decide to teach the girls a lesson by having the girl's uncle and friends rape them so that they can realise their mistakes and reform. The film examines the devastating consequences of this action and how the characters come to terms with life post the trauma.

Trigger warning: the film features scenes of violence and rape.

Free tickets.

Earlier Event: February 2
Club Kali x LGBT History Month
Later Event: February 19
Glitter Cymru February Meetup (Cardiff)