Break the Branch by Samantha Cornwell

Thursday, May 12 at 8 PM

Break the Branch is a lyrical, ethereal portrait of a rural Indian girls school in lush, sensuous color. The film takes us to the village of Anupshahr, where one school challenges a community that does not believe in the education and independence of women. We meet several teachers and students who have used the school as a means for carving out a fulfilling life for themselves. The stories are woven together poetically, deviating from traditional narrative form. The grander goal is to humanize the struggles of women in India by showcasing their idiosyncratic qualities, rather than telling their stories in broad strokes.

Samantha Cornwell is a filmmaker, visual artist and writer residing in Brooklyn, NY. As an undergraduate at Brown University, she began exploring cinema after initially pursuing theater. She has made music videos for Speculator, Love Like Deloreans, Psychik Handbook and others. She has shown artwork in spaces such as Public Fiction Gallery, This Must Be the Place Gallery, and Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Break the Branch is her first feature.

Doors at 7:30PM

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