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Banned in India, Leslee Udwin's Documentary Opens in US

October 31, 201528 min
Leslee Udwin is a producer who has first hand experience with films making a difference. She had never directed a movie before, but when she heard about the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh and watched the protests that followed, she knew she had to travel to India to make a film about it. Her movie, India's Daughter, has screened around the world, with one notable exception: India itself. A court in that country blocked the film from broadcast, and it remains banned there to this day. Udwin tells about the blowback her film encountered and the great lengths she went to make and distribute the film.
Photo: India's Daughter director Leslee Udwin

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