Sampat Pal, an illiterate, low-caste woman, set up the Gulabi Gang because of all the injustice and helplessness she'd experienced in her life. Hundreds of women, all dressed in bright fuchsia saris, would gather to make a corrupt policeman enforce the law or to challenge a violent husband. Sampat, the 'Commander in Chief' of this group, is now famous throughout Uttar Pradesh. In fact, Sampat is moving on to another stage in her life. Her struggles are now about what she will become. At the heart of 'Pink Saris' are the four young women who we meet when they come to Sampat for help. They are all at a great crisis in their lives and see Sampat as their last hope. We watch their stories unfold; we know they are stories which are being played out countless times across India.
Awards: Best Documentary, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, U.A.E; The Special Jury Award, Sheffield Documentary Film Festival, UK; Best Documentary Amnesty Award, CPH DOX, Copenhagen, One World Film Festival Kyrgyzstan IFF, Special Jury Prize
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