UNA-NY Screening the Issues


Please join us for this special screening and Q+A
in honor of International Womens Day

Technical Specialist, United Nations Population Fund



Friday | March 11, 2016

5:45 p.m. | Registration
6:00 p.m. | Screening
7:40 p.m. | Q+A

Note: screening begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Dolby 88 Screening Room
1350 Avenue of the Americas (at West 55th Street)
Lobby Level
New York, NY 10019



UNA Members: $10
UNA Student Members: $10
Guests and Non-Members: $15

In honor of International Womens Day, we are delighted to present Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut film MUSTANG — a powerful portrait of female empowerment.

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls' family.

The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides.  As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate.  The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives . . .

Join us for this special screening of MUSTANG with our guest Satvika Chalasani from the UN Population Fund who will provide a perspective to commemorate this year's International Womens Day.

Satvika Chalasani

Satvika Chalasani is a Technical Specialist at the United Nations Population Fund's headquarters in New York. At UNFPA, she focuses on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and youth. She coordinates UNFPA's work on evidence-based programmes and policies for adolescent girls at risk of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy. She also supports workstreams aimed at improving contraceptive services for young people and maternal health services for young mothers.

Previously she worked at the Population Council conducting research on adolescents. She is trained as a demographer, economist, and sociologist. Satvika was born and brought up in India, and has lived in the United States for more than a decade now.

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