Daughters of Mother India

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Daughters of Mother India
DAUGHTERS OF MOTHER INDIA POSTER.jpg
Directed byVibha Bakshi
Produced byVibha Bakshi & Vishal Bakshi
Music byBapi Tutul
CinematographyAttar Singh Saini
Edited byHemanti Sarkar
Release date
2014
Running time
45 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi & English

Daughters of Mother India is a 2014 Indian documentary film by Vibha Bakshi on the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape. The film received the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues at the 62nd National Film Awards.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

DAUGHTERS OF MOTHER INDIA reveals the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student Nirbhaya in Delhi in December 2012. For the first time in the history of the Delhi Police, cameras were allowed inside the Delhi Police control and command room right after Nirbhaya's death. For weeks, nationwide protests filled the streets of India. The country witnessed gender consciousness and extraordinary solidarity by ordinary citizens - like never before.

In this film, Vibha questions how Indian society is changing after the 2012 events. Although anti-rape laws were passed and radical changes were made within the police force and the judiciary, gender violence still persists. Did anything change?

In this film, people featured include Mr. Neeraj Kumar - Delhi Commissioner of Police, Ms. Indira Jaising - Additional Solicitor General Supreme Court, Mr. Deepak Mishra - Delhi Commissioner of Police Law and Order, Ms. Suman Nalwa - Head of Delhi Police Unit for Women and Children, Late Justice Leila Seth - Member of the Anti Rape Recommendation Committee, Dr. Kiran Bedi - Activist, Dr. Dipankar Gupta – Sociologist, Dr Abha Sahgal - Principal of Sanskriti School, Dr Syed Mubin Zehra - Social Analyst and Mr Arvind Gaur - Activist and Founder of Asmita Theatre Group.

“The film - Daughters of Mother India determinedly and explicitly spotlighted the burning issue of rape and gender violence in the country” - National Film Jury

“More than a documentary Daughters of Mother India has become a movement to encourage change…” – Josette Sheeram, Global Present and CEO of Asia Society

“India’s story of resolve activism and hope, jarring wake-up call for men like me” – Jim Luce, The Huffington Post

“The film explores reforms in the police and judicial system…” - Hollywood Reporter[2]

“This film is a historic step for women in India” - Educational Media reviews

“Amidst hysteria, Daughters of Mother India gives hope.” - Hindu[3]

“Daughters of Mother India momentum continues…” - The Quint[4]

Vibha was nominated at the Cannes Glass Lions award for media advocacy that changed the world. The film has become a tool for social change. It has had an unprecedented impact transforming attitudes on women's rights in India. The policy makers of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis felicitated Vibha for creating the women safety campaign with the police for Mumbai.

External Reviews[edit]

"Documentary Teaches Indian Police The Reality Of Reporting Rape" By Molly Bangs, HuffPost US[5]

"A fight against child abuse" by Marri Ramu, The Hindu[6]

"An attempt to change" - The Statesman[7]

"Vibha Bakshi: 'Daughters of Mother India' is about hope" The Times of India[8]

"Two Films Were Made About the Rape and Murder of Delhi Woman Jyoti Singh — One Was Banned" - MIC[9]

"Viacom18 To Air 'Daughters Of Mother India' Documentary On Aftermath Of Nirbhaya Incident" - News World India[10]

"The Conspiracy Of Silence Has Been Broken: Vibha Bakshi" - Mid-Day[11]

"Daughters of Mother India: Vibha Bakshi's documentary is an exploration of why our society keeps failing women" - First Post[12]

"Documentary Daughters of Mother India tackles horror with hope" - Calgary Herald [13]

"Daughters of Mother India Wins First Prize at CAM International Film Festival" - India West[14]

“Don't change the world, be the change” – Khaleej Times[15]

"Daughters of Mother India in syllabus of 200 Maharashtra schools" - Business Standard[16]

"Cinema as an educative medium" - The Navhind Times[17]

"Cinemawala, Nirbhaya docu opens Indian Panorama film fest" - Indian Express[18]

"Daughters of Mother India is about hope: Vibha Bakshi - The Free Press Journal[19]

"We saw women cops get emotional" - Mumbai Mirror[20]

"Daughters of Mother India Reflects on Changing Minds, Laws on Violence Against Women" - India[21]

"Daughters of Mother India's Vibha Bakshi Asserts Rape Is Not India-specific Problem" - India West[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (26 March 2015). "Documentary about gang rape wins Indian national film award". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ "India's Viacom18 to Air Doc on Delhi Gang Rape Case Aftermath". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  3. ^ Kumar, Anuj (17 December 2015). "Finding hope amidst hysteria". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. ^ "'Daughters of Mother India' Breaks the Silence on Gender Violence". The Quint. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Documentary Teaches Indian Police The Reality Of Reporting Rape". HuffPost India. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  6. ^ Ramu, Marri (15 August 2014). "A fight against child abuse". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  7. ^ "An attempt to change - The Statesman". The Statesman. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Vibha Bakshi: 'Daughters of Mother India' is about hope - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Two Films Were Made About the Rape and Murder of a Delhi Woman — Only One Was Banned". Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Viacom18 To Air 'Daughters Of Mother India' Documentary On Aftermath Of Nirbhaya Incident | News World India". Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  11. ^ "The conspiracy of silence has been broken: Vibha Bakshi". mid-day. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Daughters of Mother India: Vibha Bakshi's documentary is an exploration of why our society keeps failing women - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Documentary Daughters of Mother India tackles horror with hope". Calgary Herald. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  14. ^ PTI. "'Daughters of Mother India' Wins First Prize at CAM International Film Festival". India West. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  15. ^ Haziq, Saman. "'Don't change the world, be the change'". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  16. ^ IANS (28 April 2015). "'Daughters of Mother India' in syllabus of 200 Maharashtra schools". Business Standard India. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Cinema as an educative medium". www.navhindtimes.in. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  18. ^ "'Cinemawala', Nirbhaya docu opens Indian Panorama film fest". The Indian Express. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  19. ^ "'Daughters of Mother India' is about hope: Vibha Bakshi | Free Press Journal". Free Press Journal. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  20. ^ "We saw women cops get emotional". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  21. ^ Arora, Priya (24 November 2015). "'Daughters of Mother India' Reflects on Changing Minds, Laws on Violence Against Women". India.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  22. ^ PTI, LALIT K. JHA,. "'Daughters of Mother India's' Vibha Bakshi Asserts Rape Is Not India-specific Problem". India West. Retrieved 4 October 2018.

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