“INDIA’S DAUGHTER is one of the most important video documents of the 21st Century.” – writer/actor Emma Thompson
Join Script to Screen and the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand as they speak to English filmmaker Leslee Udwin about the journey of INDIA’S DAUGHTER as an unforgiving foray into documentary direction, within the context of her much broader creative career as an actor, and producer of critically and commercially viable EAST IS EAST and its sequel WEST IS WEST.
INDIA’S DAUGHTER* documents the 2012 violent gang rape and murder of a college student in Delhi and the subsequent social and cultural reaction concerning biases against women. More controversial is the film’s banning in India and the ongoing attempts from the Indian government to censor its voice, including their successful move to have it banned from YouTube.
Auckland – Tuesday 18th August, The Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen Street. 7.00-8.30pm (note – different start time from usual) session followed by a slice of pizza on us. $10 koha suggested. Chaired by screenwriter and academic, Shuchi Kothari.
Wellington – Wednesday 19th August, The Film and Television School, 66 Vivian Street. 6.00-7.30pm session followed by a slice of pizza on us. RSVP essential due to limited seats. Send us an email on email@example.com. Chaired by editor Annie Collins.
We recommend that attendees see the film before attending the discussions (see below).
* INDIA’S DAUGHTER has its Auckland premiere on Sunday 16th of August, 3pm at the Raye Freedman Arts Theatre. Buy tickets here with proceeds going equally towards the INDIA’S DAUGHTER campaign and Waitakere Women’s Centre. The film is alternatively available on Vimeo for rental.
Leslee comes to New Zealand thanks also to the generous support of The University of Auckland and the New Zealand India Research Institute.
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