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LADIES FIRST | Washington, DC

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George Washington University

Cloyd Heck Marvin Center

800 21st Street Northwest, Room 309

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Join us for an exclusive screening of LADIES FIRST on International Women’s Day. The event is co-sponsored by George Washington University’s Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs (GEIA), the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) at the Elliott School, and the GW Global Women’s Institute. The screening will take place in the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at 800 21st Street Northwest Room 309 Washington, DC 20052, and begins at 7:30pm. A Q&A will immediately follow the film.

LADIES FIRST tells the story of Deepika Kumari who, born on the roadside to abject poverty in rural India, went in search of food, stumbled upon archery, and within 4 years became the number one archer in the world!


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We document Deepika’s tumultuous path to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Having to overcome the obstacles of a socially repressive system, she strives to achieve her dream of becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal. Our aim is to create new role models With the belief that human connection and the power of storytelling is the necessary catalyst for social change, our goal is to connect audiences to an inspirational role model – a girl who is an unstoppable force, a survivor and a fighter. We hope Deepika’s story and her tenacity help dismantle the barriers holding girls back and give them the courage to fight and follow their dreams.






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