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Shobha Rao
Girls Burn Brighter

Wednesday Mar. 21st 7:00 pm

Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them: they are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls. Tragic circumstances bring the pair together, and a friendship blossoms. Suddenly their Indian village doesn’t feel quite so claustrophobic - Poornima even begins to imagine a life beyond arranged marriage. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend.

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