‘Pink Saris’ wins the best documentary at the Abu Dhabi Film
British director Kim Longinotto`s ‘Pink Saris’ bagged the best documentary
Friday at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the director says she will use the
prize money to help the girls who featured in her film.
Longinotto shared the prize money of (USD 100,000) with director Patricio
Guzmán whose film ‘Nostalgia For The Light’ was also declared the best
"Pink Saris" depicts the evils of child marriage and the caste conflict in
the interiors of northern India - and a woman`s fight to bring about change.
In her docu-drama shot in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Longinotto shows how
families often marry off girls at a young age, how they are mistreated by their
in-laws - physically abused by the husband and sometimes raped by the
father-in-law - and how often caste conflict plays a villain for lovers.