"Ms. Udwin's film has increased worldwide awareness of
attitudes that beget sexual violence against women."
-The New York Times
"This film does what the politicians should be doing...
this documentary's determination should inspire change." -The Guardian
Women Make Movies 2015 New Release INDIA'S DAUGHTER is making international headlines in an on-going heated debate ignited by the ban of the film in India. The film and it censorship prompted, among others, a New York Timeseditorial this week.
INDIA'S DAUGHTER is the powerful story of the 2012 brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23 year old medical student, who later died from her injuries. BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Leslee Udwin, inspired by the protests against the sexual assault, travelled to India where she and an all Indian crew got exclusive and chilling on camera interviews with the rapist and defense attorneys, none of whom express remorse for the crime committed.
An impassioned plea for change, INDIA'S DAUGHTER pays tribute to a remarkable and inspiring young woman and explores the compelling human stories behind the incident and the political ramifications throughout India. But beyond India, the film lays bare the way in which societies and their patriarchal values have spawned such acts of violence globally.
As Udwin states,"This is not just an India problem; this is a problem that inflicts almost every country in the world," said Udwin, "There's not a single country in 2015 that is free of sexual violence against women."
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