India’s Daughter (2015/UK/India, 62 minutes)
A film by Leslee Udwin.
The screening was followed by a Q+A with director Leslee Udwin, moderated by WVN Advisor Roopashree Jeevaji.
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. In 2012, the incident made international headlines and ignited protests by women in India and around the world. India’s government banned the film while the BBC moved their planned broadcast up by days and ignited a new controversy. 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.
FREE WITH RSVP
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7pm reception, 7:30pm screening
Leslee Udwin, producer-director, has won the British Academy Award (BAFTA) for her feature film East is East, and her drama-documentary Who Bombed Birmingham, starring John Hurt, helped release six Irishmen from 17 years of wrongful imprisonment.
Co-presented by VENICE ARTS + WOMEN'S VOICES NOW, this event is part of a new, monthly film screening and discussion series sparking discovery and understanding of the struggles and triumphs of women, filmmakers, and activists worldwide.
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