Lakshmi is the story of a beautiful 14 year old girl whose life takes a tragic turn. She is snatched from her family in the village and sold to a brothel in the city.
Lakshmi is thrown into this horrific, inhuman, world run by the ruthless Reddy brothers. Quietly rebellious, Lakshmi’s efforts to escape result in her being brutally beaten. She manages to survive her hellacious predicament with the help of the other girls and her own will to never give in. Finally she is rescued in a sting operation by a government organization.
Against all odds, the traumatized and broken child-woman shows courage where everybody else fails. Resisting all pressure - violent threats, coercion and bribes, she stands up in court and in a historic landmark case succeeds in putting the traffickers behind bars.
Based on true events, Lakshmi is a story of heroism and untold courage.
Film maker will be in attendance
Thursday, May 14th @ 7pm
13729 Research Blvd, Suite 1500
Austin, TX 78750
EVENT SUPPORTED BY
PARTIALLY FUNDED OR SUPPORTED BY
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Viewer discretion advised. Please don't watch in the presence of children.
Arriving on the Indian film scene 15 years ago, and blazing a new path and genre- the Indie film, Nagesh has written, produced, acted & directed immensely successful and acclaimed films. His very first film broke the traditional barrier of both commercial and art cinema.
Nagesh has consistently crafted stories that depict realism & authenticity over sheen & gloss, delivering to audiences a brand of cinema that is entertaining with a difference.
SPECIAL EVENT - MEET THE MAKER
Meet the Maker... of "LAKSHMI" :
Film Director, Writer, Actor & Producer NAGESH KUKUNOOR
AN EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL
FOR INDIE MEME MEMBERS.
Guests welcome for a small entry fee at the door.
Wednesday, May 13th 2015 8-10 pm
Thursday May 14th we screened our toughest film yet..."Lakshmi". The audience cried but not a single person walked out of the theater! Nagesh Kukunoor is a hero for bringing to light such an ugly reality of our lives so honestly. Lakshmi is brave & perhaps even lucky to have found redemption...not the case for the millions of other victims all over the world. The Q&A with Nagesh Kukunoor conducted by Lalitha Gopalan, Prof. RTF,UT, was enlightening to say the least and Todd Latiolais from 'Children At Risk' provided the Texas perspective in the big picture...
Thank you Animon Jose for these wonderful photos.