Reel Asian is delighted to co-present Driving With Selvi as part of Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society’s Asian Film Festival III. This courageous documentary was Reel Asian’s Opening Night Film in 2015 and was the recipient of the Truth To Power Documentary Award. This marks the second time for Reel Asian programming to be seen in Ottawa.
DRIVING WITH SELVI
Sunday May 28th • 10AM • Ben Franklin Centre
(101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean)
All films shown at Asian Film Festival III are free and open to the public.
A remarkable journey, captured by Canadian filmmaker Elisa Paloschi, on Selvi’s escape from her troubled past, to her success in re-transforming her life, becoming Karnataka’s first female taxi driver. Almost a decade ago, Selvi was forced to marry at the age of 14, and found herself in a violent and abusive marriage. In deep despair, she chose to escape, with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus on the highway. Instead she got on the bus, choosing to live, and went on to become Karnataka’s first female taxi driver.