Seattle Asian Art Museum Auditorium
1400 E Prospect St, Seattle, WA
Here’s another great film screening on April 16th. And this one is FREE! You can see it at the SAAM auditorium (in Volunteer Park) at 3pm.
Petals in the Dust is a powerful documentary about gender-based violence and female empowerment in South Asia. A patriarchal mindset, a preference for sons and a deep-seated intolerance has led to the murder of 50 million girls and women in India in the last century. They continue to lose their lives in this century to infanticide, sex-selective abortions, starvation and medical neglect, dowry deaths and brutal gang rapes. By 2020 there will be 20 percent more men than women.
The film explores themes of gender discrimination and violence against women in India, ranked the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman. By profiling the unimaginable stories of brave survivors, viewers enter the chilling realities girls and women are currently enduring, NOW, providing a sense of urgency in helping to change status quo. By bringing this issue out into the open, the filmmakers hope to light the spark of resistance to this culture of gender violence and “gendercide”, and encourage a new generation of Indian citizens to value and respect their daughters, wives and the women in the community.