Lipscomb’s HumanDocs film series presents a screening of A Suitable Girl on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Ward Hall. Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, this screening is free and open to the public.
In A Suitable Girl, filmmakers Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra offer an insider's look at three modern Indian women in the process of getting married. Navigating their society's custom of arranged marriage, the women confront parental demands, dilemmas over career, and the meaning of personal fulfillment.
While focusing on a culture different from many in the West, A Suitable Girl invites reflection on the challenges surrounding marriage in many places -- negotiating family expectations, understanding the role of physical attractiveness in relationships, and carrying the burden of unrealized dreams.
A brief panel discussion led by Kelly Kidder, associate professor of English and modern languages, will follow the screening. Panelists include: Krishna Patel, a biology major; Grace Hooker, dietetics major; and Shree Rai Mijarguttu, a Data Sciences graduate student.
Now in its ninth year, HumanDocs screens quality films to inspire critial engagement with issues of social justice. The series is proud to partner with the Lipscomb Honors College and the Nashville Film Festival.