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Uncovering the dark underbelly of Kathmandu


Sangath and Hindu Pharmacy, Panaji in collaboration with Ravindra Bhavan, Margao will be screening the documentary ‘Pani: Women, Drugs and Kathmandu’, a film by Raúl Gallego Abellán, on July 5, 6:30 p.m. in the conference hall, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Awarded the SEFF 2018 ‘Best International Documentary’, this film highlights the hard lives of female opioid addicts in Kathmandu.

Shunned by society and with limited access to rehabilitation services, many turn to sex work and petty crime to survive. Living in the shadows, they endure a cycle of abuse at the hands of clients, drug dealers and corrupt officials. This powerful and intimate documentary offers unique access into the lives of eight brave women, charting their struggles to live on and recover against the odds.

This event is part of ‘Goa TALES (Talk, Act, Listen, Engage, Share)’, Hindu Pharmacy Panaji and Sangath’s year-long mental health advocacy campaign that focuses on debunking myths and spreading awareness of various aspects of mental health. Aiming to target a variety of conditions, the campaign focuses this month on substance use and addictions.

The screening will be followed by a discussion by counsellor and data analyst, Kripa Foundation Shrikant B, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Entry is free and open to all above 18 years.

(The documentary will be screened on July 5, 6:30 p.m. at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Details:

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