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.