Freedom center brings film to library

Posted
BELLOWS FALLS — On Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., the Women's Freedom Center presents the documentary film "Invoking Justice" at the Rockingham Library, 65 Westminster St.

In southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats — all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present, even to defend themselves. Recognizing this fundamental inequity, a group of women in 2004 established a women's Jamaat, which soon became a network of 12,000 members spread over 12 districts. Award-winning filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj follows several cases, shining a light on how the women's Jamaat has acquired power through both communal education and the leaders' persistent, tenacious and compassionate investigation of the crimes.

"Invoking Justice" is the last in a series of films by and about women, sponsored by the Women's Freedom Center running the second Wednesday of each month, September 2017 through February 2018 at Rockingham Library.

TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.



Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions