THIS IS NOT A MOVIE: IT'S A MOVEMENT!
About Phoolan Collection
We are a team of award-winning film-makers from Canada and India who are making a documentary film called "PHOOLAN" on one of the most influential and controversial women of our time, Phoolan Devi. This collection of clothing and products are sold to help us finish the production.
For more info, visit our website: www.phoolandevimovie.com
About the Film
PHOOLAN tells the untold true story of Phoolan Devi, known to many as the Bandit Queen of India, who became a social justice warrior and a female Robin Hood. Born a poor village girl, the illiterate low-caste Phoolan became a rebel bandit and ultimately the leader of an all-male gang. After taking revenge on 22 high-caste men for her violent gang-rape, this notorious female Robin Hood became the subject of one of the largest manhunts in Indian history. Phoolan evaded capture for over 4 years, and in 1983, surrendered only on her own terms. During her 11-year incarceration, Phoolan abandoned Hinduism and became a Buddhist, with its code of non-violence. Upon her release from prison, she entered politics and ran for a seat in Parliament. In a surprise victory that sent shock waves through India, Phoolan WON in a landslide and became the first low-caste woman ever elected to that office.
Phoolan captured the hearts and transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of poor Indian women and was a champion for their rights until she was assassinated in 2001.
We are proud to bring Phoolan's incredible story to the screen in these exciting times for women and their fight for equality. After four trips filming in India, we are now at the rough-cut stage and very close to completing a film that will excite and inspire the world.
Hossein Martin Fazeli
The writer/director, Hossein Martin Fazeli, has been producing, directing, and writing fiction and non-fiction television and film for more than two decades. His films have been broadcast around the world, including on CBC, BBC, ARTE, and Canal+, winning 37 international awards in the process. Throughout the years he has collaborated with organizations such as UNDP, European Commission, and Nonviolence International on a wide range of film and television projects, including national and regional campaigns, exploring issues such as human rights, women’s rights, and minority rights.
Gillian Greenfeld is a filmmaker with a focus on women's rights related issues. A graduate of 3 universities where she studied film and anthropology, she has extensive international experience making documentaries. To date, she has directed and produced six of her own films, exploring the issues of feminism and identity.