This is the story of the horrific gang rape and murder of a 23 year old medical student in Delhi and the protests it ignited throughout India.
After a trip to the cinema one evening in 2012, Jyoti Singh and her male friend Awindra Pratap Pandey boarded a bus home. Some time later the bodies of Jyoti and Awindra were tossed out of the bus onto the side of the road. Jyoti had been brutally and repeatedly raped by a gang of men on the bus, she subsequently died from her injuries in hospital. This attack on a young medical student in India’s capital sent shockwaves across the country and around the world, with protestors demanding a change in attitudes towards women. Six men were found guilty of Jyoti’s rape and murder shortly after the attack.
India’s Daughter tells, for the first time, the inside story on the events that led to such widespread anger, examining the values and mind-sets of the rapists as well as society more broadly. Director Leslee Udwin gains exclusive access, speaking to both the victim’s parents and those of the perpetrators as well as a revealing, chilling interview with one of the rapists from his prison cell. India’s Daughter is a powerful, urgent piece of filmmaking that’s not to be missed.
We are delighted to have a Q&A with director Leslee Udwin following the screening.
India's Daughter will also play at the Bertha DocHouse screen from Friday 1st May.
"Leslee Udwin's documentary is an overpowering indictment of female repression in India." - Daily Telegraph