Driving with Selvi

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Selvi, like so many girls in India, is a child bride in a violent marriage. One day she escapes, and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. This is the ten-year journey of a charming, strong, and courageous young woman who defies all expectations, moving beyond the pain she’s experienced to create a new life.


About the Director

Elisa Paloschi looks away from the camra. She wears thick eyeglasses and winter clothing. Portrait in black and white.With more than 25 years’ experience in documentary production as a director, producer and cinematographer, Elisa Paloschi is president of Eyesfull, a Toronto- based independent production company dedicated to non-fiction documentaries that reflect the diversity of the human voice. Her short experimental and documentary work has been screened at festivals around the world and shown by numerous Italian broadcasters. She completed her first feature, Embracing Voices: The Woman Behind the Music of Jane Bunnett, in 2012. Paloschi’s latest feature, Driving with Selvidrivingwithselvi.com) was released in 2015; she is currently working on the film’s extensive, India-based social impact campaign.