Broadcast on HBO, November 30, 2011
"A girl's life is cruel...A woman's life is very cruel," notes Sampat Pal, the
complex protagonist at the center of PINK SARIS, internationally acclaimed
director Kim Longinotto's latest foray into the lives of extraordinary women.
Sampat should know - like many others she was married as a young girl into a
family which made her work hard and beat her often. But unusually, she fought
back, leaving her in-laws and eventually becoming famous as a champion for
beleaguered women throughout Uttar Pradesh, many of whom find their way to her
doorstep. Frightened and desperate, they reach out for their only hope: Sampat
Pal and her Gulabi Gang, Northern India's women vigilantes in pink.