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India’s Daughter

Synopsis
INDIA’S DAUGHTER is the 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, it made international headlines and ignited protests by women in India and around the world. This month India’s government banned the film while the BBC moved their planned broadcast up by days and ignited a new controversy. BAFTA winning filmmaker Leslee Udwin, herself a victim of rape, went to India inspired by the protests against sexual assault. With an all Indian crew, Udwin got exclusive, first time on camera interviews with the rapists and defence attorney, none of whom express remorse.
Language
Hindi (Hindi with subtitles)
Country
Great Britain; India
Year of release
2015
Notes
Transmitted on BBC4 8/3/2015 in the Storyville strand.
Subjects
Women’s studies
Keywords
India; rape; women

Credits

Director
Leslee Udwin
Producer
Leslee Udwin
Writer
Leslee Udwin

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$395
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
62 mins
Year
2015

Production Company

Name

Assassin Films

Name

Taghagat Films

Distributor

Name

Women Make Movies Inc

Email
info@wmm.com
Web
http://www.wmm.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 925 0606
Fax
+1 212 925 2052
Address
462 Broadway
Suite 500WS (at Grand Street)
New York
NY 10013
USA
Notes
US company distributing independent films by and about women. The collection consists of more than 500 documentary, experimental, animation, dramatic and mixed-genre titles. The films and videotapes represent a diversity of styles, subjects and perspectives in women’s lives.

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