Girls of Paadhai

a film by Natalia Preston

Girls of Paadhai

2019 | 90:00 min

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If love is a pill, and marriage an injection with big side effects, then what is the right prescription for girls' self-determination in India today?
Set against the city of Chennai in India the film intimately observes the options and perspectives of young women at "Paadhai", a home for disadvantaged girls offering shelter, learning and self-empowerment. Highlighting their insights into their situations, marked by real-life pressures and societal norms, the film's narrative unfolds through a series of storylines as we watch the characters share their personal stories, exploring tough challenges, hope, pain, love and marriage.
Leipziger Ring Award – DOK Leipzig
Cast and Crew
  • Director Natalia Preston
  • Producer Natalia Preston
  • Director of Photography Isabelle Casez
  • Editor Andreas Zitzmann
  • Sound Andreas Fertig
  • Score Stephan Garin
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