Based on the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia who set her husband alight after ten brutal years with him. She was sentenced for murder in 1989 and after a three year campaign, SBS secured her released on the lesser charge of manslaughter.
This case brought about a significant shift in the way in which the homicide law was interpreted to take into account the violence suffered by women like Kiranjit. The campaign and the media coverage turned SBS virtually into a household name. Kiranjit’s journey from victim to perpetrator neatly encapsulates the spectrum of work on gender based violence that Southall Black Sisters has covered.
Hindi and English with English subtitles
In collaboration with Southall Black Sisters
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