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      Indie Film Screening: PADMAN in City of London

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      September 17, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM

      143 Strand
      City of London, Westminster WC2R 1JA

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      Indie Film Screening: PADMAN

      Welcome to our screening of the highly acclaimed Indian indie film, Padman. Screenings are in a private room at the 1940's lounge-bar, The India Club in central London. The film has English subtitles so all can enjoy.Tickets include Indian street-food small bites. There is also a delightful cash bar serving a range of refreshments throughout the evening!ABOUT "PADMAN": Lakshmi is a newly married welder who causes a stir in his East Indian village when he tries to revolutionize the manufacturing of sanitary napkins for women. Based on the real life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham who in 1998 saw his wife using old rags for sanitary pads, he made a prototype that failed terribly. Thereafter, he used different materials and came up with new models for sanitary pads every month. Since there was a month gap between each prototype tested by his wife, he had no other choice except to ask for a few volunteers from a nearby medical college. Though a few female students agreed to try them, they were shy to give him the right feedback. So Muruganantham decided to test them himself. It took him two years to find the right material and another four years to come up with a way to process it. The result was an easy-to-use machine for producing low-cost sanitary pads. With the imported machines costing more than $5,00,000, Muruganantham's prototype came at just $950. As a result, women’s groups or schools can buy his machine, produce their own sanitary pads, and sell the surplus. In this way, Muruganantham's machine has created jobs for women in rural India. He has started a revolution in his own country, selling 1,300 machines to 27 states, and has recently begun exporting them to developing countries all over the world. PadMan, which features an extraordinary true-life story, is both a strong film and one that needs to be watched. - NDTV EVENT PROGRAMME:- Doors open at 7pm.- Snacks will be served between 7-7.30pm. There is also a chance to purchase refreshments from the bar.- Film introduction at 7.30pm.- Film will start at 7.45pm.- Screening ends at approximately 9.30pm. You are welcome to stay and enjoy our beautiful venue and get to know the other people who come to our events!Tickets are limited and sell fast, so book now to secure your place!

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