Driving With Selvi – 3:15 pm UNS – 74 min.

Driving With Selvi

Saturday 3:15PM UNS

74 min.

Eyesfull Productions, 2015

Filmmaker: Elisa Paloschi


Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. In deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live, and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. Over a ten-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations – learning to drive, starting her own taxi company, leading seminars to educate other women, and much more. Through Selvi’s eyes, the audience is taken on an intimate journey of healing, overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams.