Driving with Selvi
Saturday, 4/15 - 8:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guests: Elisa Paloschi, director, and Selvi, film subject
Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. Through Selvi’s eyes, the audience is taken on an intimate journey of healing, overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. And throughout this journey, Selvi’s unwavering spirit shines through. Wildly charming (without even realizing it), remarkably strong, and utterly courageous, by the end of the film Selvi speaks almost as a sage or our wisest teacher, sharing important, hard-won secrets about happiness and life. Q&A Guests: Elisa Paloschi, director, and Selvi, film subject