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India's Daughter - Film screening and Discussion

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KCL Amnesty International's women's rights in India campaign team and KCL Pro-bono - Human rights project present the Peabody 2015 award-winning documentary 'India's Daughter'. Directed by Leslee Udwin and banned by the Indian government, the documentary focuses on the 2012 Dehli gang rape and murder of 23 year-old Jyoti Singh. The protests around India shook the world and motivated Udwin to create the documentary, she stated "I was absolutely awestruck by the ordinary men and women of India who poured out onto the streets in response to this horrific gang rape and who demanded change for women's rights. And I thought the least I could do was amplify their voices"

On International Women's Day in 2015, the film was scheduled to be aired on TV channels everywhere, however, a court order prohibited the release of the film as it included an interview with one of the four men convicted of the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh. Despite the ban, the film was aired on Youtube and went viral on social media, as a response, the Indian government directed Youtube to ban the documentary in India.

There will be snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided and a discussion afterward.

This is a FREE ticketed event.

This film contains sensitive themes that may upset viewers.

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