Screened as part of TOAFF13
When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family forbade her to study and eventually forced her into marriage.
Gradually she began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper, and through intricate design, was able to sneak them into the hands of a publisher. Against the odds her poetry took Tamil society by storm: the first step to Salma discovering her freedom and challenging the traditions and conduct in her own village.
In Salma, filmmaker Kim Longinotto tells the story of Salma and her long struggle for freedom, as this extraordinary woman confronts her past.