As the PWB team gathered together moments before our biggest event of the year, the room filled with a buzz of anxiousness and excitement. October 28 marked the premiere of Sambhali: Daughters of the Blue City. The event was both a PWB TV release party, and an opportunity to honour the work of grassroots initiatives around the world.
With Indian garlands around our necks and bellies full of samosas, we started the event with a screening of the first episode of PWB TV Season Two. Sambhali: Daughters of the Blue City explores the work of Sambhali Trust, alongside PWB photographer Anne Gattilia.
Sambhali Trust is a charitable organization based in Jodhpur, India dedicated to fostering women’s empowerment. Through vocational training and education, the orginization aims to elevate the lives of women and girls in their community. In January 2017, Gattilia traveled to India with PWB to document their work.
Following the episode screening, guests were able to chat with episode producers, Gattilia, and Maria Martinez during a Q&A. PWB Founder and CEO Danielle Da Silva, co-director Jeff Garriock, and video editor Adam Griffith, discussed the filming process and the challenges faced throughout the making of the new PWB TV season.
Guests also participated in a silent auction, enjoyed live music, mehndi, and a Kalari-influenced dance performance from The Geetika Dance Co.
The PWB team would like to extend a special thank you to the Centre for Social Innovation for providing an amazing venue, our partner organization Sambhali Trust, our PWB team, and event guests. The premiere would not have been possible without your support.
To see more from PWB TV, subscribe to our Youtube channel for new episodes every other week. We hope to see you at the next event, and can’t wait to share more of our stories with the world.