Overview

Thumbprint by Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz is a ground-breaking 90-minute contemporary opera-theatre work inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a young female victim of gang rape in rural Pakistan.

Rejecting the traditional suicide of shame, Mukhtar bravely brings her male attackers to justice through the legal system, demanding the creation of a school for girls in lieu of a personal financial settlement.

Composer

Kamala Sankaram

Librettist

Susan Yankowitz