Daughters of Mother India
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|Daughters of Mother India|
|Directed by||Vibha Bakshi|
|Produced by||Vibha Bakshi & Vishal Bakshi|
|Music by||Bapi Tutul|
|Cinematography||Attar Singh Saini|
|Edited by||Hemanti Sarkar|
|Language||Hindi & 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.
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
“India’s story of resolve activism and hope, jarring wake-up call for men like me” – Jim Luce, The Huffington Post
“This film is a historic step for women in India” - Educational Media reviews
“Daughters of Mother India momentum continues…” - The Quint
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.
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"Daughters of Mother India Reflects on Changing Minds, Laws on Violence Against Women" - India
"Daughters of Mother India's Vibha Bakshi Asserts Rape Is Not India-specific Problem" - India West
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