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HBO picks up Longinotto’s “Pink Saris” for India season

Sundance-winning director Kim Longinotto has secured a U.S. network for her documentary Pink Saris (pictured), with HBO2 picking up the title to air later this month, alongside three other films about India.
November 11, 2011

Sundance-winning director Kim Longinotto has secured a U.S. network for her India-set documentary Pink Saris (pictured), with HBO2 picking up the title to air later this month.

The film, produced by Vixen Films and Ginger Productions, looks at Sampat Pal Devi, the leader of Northern India’s vigilante Gulabi Gang, which fights to protect girls being abused by men. It originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK, and won the best documentary award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2010.

Pink Saris is one of four documentaries about contemporary India debuting on HBO and HBO2 in November.

The others are Marathon Boy, which tells the story of a four-year-old marathon runner; The Bengali Detective, which looks at an Indian who solves crimes in the city of Kolkata while following his dreams of being a professional dancer; and The Sound of Mumbai, which sees Indian street children recruited to perform a one-off concert with members of the Bombay Chamber Orchestra.

HBO2 will give the Pink Saris its U.S. premiere on November 30 at 8 p.m. EST, repeating it on December 25.

Women Make Movies handles distribution of the doc, and the exec producers are Amber Ronowicz and Ed Stobart, with Hamish Mykura the exec producer for Channel 4.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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