Spotlight Event

The Tent Village

Showtimes
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AT 6:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS AND STUDENTS WITH ID: $10 • WITH VIP RECEPTION: $50

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nilima Abrams and documentary stars Aliveli Boya & Saritha Pobhati as well as a reception for VIP ticket holders.
VIP ticket sales will benefit The Tent Village Fund.

The Tent Village is a story about the lives of road-side dwellers in S. India, filmed by their teenaged children and friends. The film is not, however just another movie about poverty in India, pointing fingers, or patronizing. The young filmmakers provide rare, nuanced, and gentle yet honest perspectives on child marriage, alcoholism and caste stigma, exploring the inter-play between external oppression, internalized self-defeat, and hope. Though set in India, the story’s themes relate to issues faced everywhere, such as stereotypes, gender relations and social mobility. (Dir. by Nilima Abrams, 2016, India, 27 mins., Not Rated)

The Tent Village is part of a week-long series on Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights from November 13th- November 17th. Join us for the other featured event in this series, HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, A One-Woman Play by Dipti Mehta on Friday, November 17th at Temple of Music and Art, purchase tickets here. For more information on the full series, please click here.