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Ligy J. Pullappally

Film writer

Ligy J. Pullappally was born in Kerala, India, and grew up in Chicago. After early successes as a playwright, she went to law school, and practiced law in Chicago for seven years. During that time, she was Vice President of the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago, an Executive Board Member of the social service agency, Apna Ghar, and a recipient of the National Sunshine Peace Award for her work in women's issues. Ligy's first short film arrived upon graduating from law school. A second short film followed shortly thereafter. Then, in August of 2002, Ligy received the Sunshine Peace Award, a national award recognizing her work in law and women's issues. The following month, Ligy embarked on the making of her feature film, Sancharram. Sancharram is rooted in Ligy's second short film, "Uli." That film's back story was about two girls in love in rural Kerala and the tragedy that transpired when they were forcibly separated from one another.  ( Wikipedia article )

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