Hossein Martin Fazeli

Phoolan is a feature-length documentary exploring the untold true story of Phoolan Devi, one of the most extraordinary and controversial women of our times.

By telling Phoolan Devi’s story, the filmmakers explore the resilience of human spirit in the face of extreme oppression while creating greater awareness about the problems of poverty, injustice, and sexual violence towards women in India and beyond.

In order to immerse the viewer in this stranger-than-fiction story, the film weaves together interviews with those who knew her best, dramatic reenactments, and never-seen-before archival footage. It also includes insight from a select group of Indian experts who provide context and give first-hand accounts of the story as it unfolds. Through these voices, the audience sees the wider relevance of Phoolan’s life to the problems faced by women and the poor today.

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