Pink Anger - India's Women Fight for Their Rights
Germany, 2010, 29'
Director: Dorothe Doerholt
Producer: Antje Christ
Director of photography: Matthias Benzing
Writer: Dorothe Doerholt
Composer: Karl-Heinz Blomann
Editor: Oliver Held
Synopsis: They are India’s response to Robin Hood: The Gulabi Gang, hundreds of women dressed in pink saris. They go after corrupt officials and violent husbands, if necessary with sticks. Most of the gang members not only come from a poor background but are also from the lowest caste, the untouchables. Fed up with domestic violence and social injustice, the Gulabi women are taking up arms to fight back. The film chronicles the continual battle for justice by the Gulabi Gang and its leader Sampat Pal Devi.Director: Dorothe Doerholt
Dorothe Dörholt has a Ph.D. in Psychology and a master’s degree in Media Studies. Since 1995 she has been working as a TV journalist and filmmaker for international television outlets. She started her journalism career as a freelance producer for the German public broadcasting station WDR. After 9 years in the US and extensive experience as a foreign correspondent for international programms such as the German Spiegel TV she returned to Europe in 2003. Today she lives in Switzerland and works as a fimmaker and psychotherapist.