Marie Michael Library

Title

Salma

Length

90 min.

File No

821

Format

DVD

Description

When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family locked her up for 25 years, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. During that time, Salma composed poems on scraps of paper and eventually sneaked them out of the house and into the hands of a publisher. Against the odds, Salma became a famous Tamil poet. Salma's story is one of courage and resilience. She has hopes for a different life for the next generation of girls in an area where change happens very slowly.

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