Filmmaker Leslee Udwin On Her Film “India’s Daughter” | WBEZ
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Filmmaker Leslee Udwin On Her Film “India’s Daughter”

Jyoti Singh was riding home on a bus with a male friend after a movie in December, 2012. She would be snatched off the bus, gang-raped and left for dead. Singh died two weeks later from her injuries. 

A defense lawyer for one of the accused tried to make the case that Singh was responsible for her own rape for not being a “decent” girl. 

As the case gained international attention, filmmaker Leslee Udwin made a documentary that examines India’s culture and society in light of the killing called India’s Daughter. She tells us how Singh’s short life inspired a movement.

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