Superstition kills: new film premieres at World Conference on Untouchability

  • post Type / Campaigns
  • Date / 10 June 2009

In a new 30-minute film, Swedish film maker Henrik Thome tracks IHEU’s International Director Babu Gogineni as he and his colleagues visit a village in Nalgonda district in Andhra Pradesh state, where an independent minded Dalit woman was murdered on the pretext that she was a witch. After meeting the victim’s family, they start an educational and media initiative in the region to bring the killers of Bhuvanagiri Somamma to justice. After meeting with rationalist Bikshapathy, whose family was made an outcast by fellow Dalits, the team travels to Bidar town in neighbouring Karnataka state where they join Prof. Narendra Nayak, President of the Federation of Indian Rationalists Associations, and rationalists from Tamil Nadu for some spectacular action. Watch this film which premiered at the IHEU’s World Conference on Untouchability in London on 10 June 2009 here.

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