A documentary about the gang rape and killing of medical student Jyoti Singh has won a prize at the National film awards in India – but not the controversial film India’s Daughter. Instead it was Daughters of Mother India, directed by Vibha Bakshi, that was recognised at the ceremony in the best film on social issues category.
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“I PLEDGE to screen a viewing of my documentary film ‘Daughters Of Mother India’ focusing on the issue of gender violence in India, to Vogue’s circle of influencers and thought leaders to become agents of change.”
“The one thing I realized after spending time with the Police is that what they think is a reflection of how our society thinks. If society thinks that domestic violence is a ‘gharelu’ matter, then the Police will too. During the making of ‘Daughters of Mother India’ I was able to see a human side to the Police.”
Film maker Vibha Bakshi talks about India after Nirbhaya and the changes she witnessed first hand in spirit and law while filming‘Daughters of Mother India’.
The film describing various aspects of sexual offences on women in the backdrop of disturbing Nirbhaya case in Delhi and the consequent changes made in Indian law, stirred up many viewers.
Vibha Bakshi’s thought provoking film should be made into 2 minute capsules and exhibited in theaters to create awareness