Meet Selvi: a charming, strong and utterly courageous young woman who happens to be South India’s first female taxi driver. Selvi was forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day, in a desperate bid to escape, she fled to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under a bus—instead, she hailed the bus and started her remarkable journey. Over a 10-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations: learning to drive, starting her own taxi company, leading educational seminars and much more.
Director Elisa Paloschi will be in attendance for post-screening Q&As at all screenings.
Co-presented by South Asian Women's Centre and Reel Asian.
- Cinefilles - “A lovely, entertaining and emotional film.”
- NOW Magazine - 4/5 Ns, “An engaging portrait of a confident young woman.”
- Ottawa Citizen - “Gears up a message of hope for women in India.”
- Times Colonist - “It's never too late to overcome adversity and achieve happiness on your own terms.”