When she was 13 years old, like many of the young girls in the village where she grew up, Salma was taken out of school and banished to a life within the four walls of her home. After she married, this life of confinement continued in the home of her in-laws. But Salma wrote in secret, had her poems smuggled out and is today India’s most important Tamil-language poet, a distinguished feminist and well-known politician. The documentary film Salma is about the long and difficult struggle for freedom and for the right to self-expression.
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