Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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6:00pm [6:30pm] "Invoking Justice"" Documentary Film
The Women's Freedom Center presents the documentary film "Invoking Justice". In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats—all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present, even to defend themselves. Recognizing this fundamental inequity, a group of women in 2004 established a women’s Jamaat, which soon became a network of 12,000 members spread over 12 districts. Award-winning filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj follows several cases, shining a light on how the women’s Jamaat has acquired power through both communal education and the leaders’ persistent, tenacious and compassionate investigation of the crimes. "Invoking Justice"is the last in a series of 6 films by and about women, sponsored by the Women's Freedom Center running the second Wednesday of each month, September 2017 through February 2018. If you were not able to make it to the Women's Film Festival in Brattleboro, the Women’s Freedom Center is bringing the festival films to you. Films are free and open to the public. The Women's Freedom Center is the local non-profit organization working to end domestic and sexual violence in Windham and Southern Windsor Counties. They are a feminist organization committed to offering support and advocacy to all survivors of violence, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated. The Center's 24/7 Hotline number is 1-802-885-2050.