FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION — LEAVING HOME: TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IN INDIA (Auburn Public Library)
January 25, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference and the Auburn Public Library invite you to a film screening and discussion of Leaving Home: Traditional Marriage in India
“Most of India’s 1.2 billion people inhabit villages. Teenager Renu and her upper caste family live in Rankhandi, one of these villages (100 miles north of Delhi). LEAVING HOME is their story. Renu wants to become a big-city teacher. Instead, after a traditional marriage Renu must move to her husband’s village and hope her daughter’s dreams eventually will be fulfilled. Leaving Home is about rural life, castes, weddings, marriage, sex, abuse, family—and change. As the film unfolds, restrictions on the rights of village girls and women may shock the Western viewer. Many in our culture may consider Renu’s way of life one step removed from slavery. But all of this is ‘normal’ in Rankhandi.” (from Kanopy.com)
This program will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room. For our planning purposes, registration is required. To register, visit the Library website (www.auburnpubliclibrary.org) or call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.
The Camden Conference was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit, non-partisan educational organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world issues.
The 2024 conference “India: Rising Ambitions, Challenges at Home” will take place February 16-18, 2024, and will be in person, in Camden, Maine. India is closing in on the world’s largest population and the second-largest economy while becoming a unique democracy, widely involved in global affairs. This brings to light several questions regarding its younger generation and its leadership in the Indo-Pacific region. For more details on this Conference, visit their website at camdenconference.org.
For more details on this Conference, visit their website at camdenconference.org.