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October 28, 2014 7:30pm–9:30pm

Tuesday Night At The Movies: Jhola

RCC Hunters Woods, The CenterStage

2310 COLTS NECK RD.

Reston, Virginia 20191

RCC Hunters Woods – the CenterStage – Free – Drop in – 18 Years and Older

October 28
Jhola
‘Sati’ is an ancient practice of burning a widow on her deceased husnand’s funeral pyre or burying her alive in his grave. According to Hindu Holy Scriptures the custom on ‘Sati’ was a voluntary practice in which a woman chose to end her life after her husnand’s death. Later the practice was abused and women were forced to commit ‘sati’ against their will. It was officially abolished in 1920 but still there are vestiges and residual effects of the practice that continue to make the headlines in modern HIndu society. The film is in Nepalese and subtitles in English. After the film, discuss the issues with film writer Krishna Prasad Bhattarai.

This movie is presented in collaboration with the Washington West Film Festival.

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