NCPA Reality Check: Women’s Day Special

15 Mar 2018
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Burqa Boxers

Hindi and Bengali Film with English Subtitles (85 mins)

Razia Shabnam is revolutionising what it means to be feminine and Muslim in Kolkata. She teaches boxing to a group of teenage girls who experience fear, abuse and the threat of rape on a daily basis. At home, she raises a son who constantly absorbs the lessons of a culture that promotes misogynistic values, but Razia, one of the country’s first female boxing coaches, does not only teach women to fight, but men to respect them. Through training sessions with her students Ajmira, Taslima and Parveen, the film carries the highs and lows of adolescence and inspires us to take what we want from life by hook or by crook.

Directed by Alka Raghuram


Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.

Venue: Little Theatre
Thursday 15 Mar
6:30 pm
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