Marie Michael Library
No Longer Silent
Prejudice against women in India is exemplified by customs like the centuries-old dowry system. Recent abuses of the dowry system have turned this tradition into socially sanctioned terror: excessive dowry demands, extortion of goods through physical and mental harassment of brides and their families, and a growing number of dowry-related murder, most commonly "bride burning". The film takes a revealing look at some aspects of this discrimination, and at the determined efforts of some Indian women to bring about change.