People in protest
The story of the brutal gang rape and murder of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti on a moving bus in Delhi in 2012, and the unprecedented protests and riots which this horrific event ignited throughout India, leading to the demand for changes in attitudes towards women. The film examines the values and mindsets of the rapists, and interviews the two lawyers who defended the men convicted of Jyoti's rape and murder.
Monday 14 December 2015
17:30 to 20:00
British Council Colombo Library

“This moving documentary is harrowing not only for its heartbreaking, unflinching look at a young woman’s life brutally ended but for the intimate, clear-eyed look at the men who broke her and their defenders. It forces a look at the mindset that must be made to know it has no place in the civilized world.” Meryl Streep, actress and activist

 'India's Daughter' has been critically acclaimed around the world and has caused global discussions about gender equality and human rights of women and girls. It has led to the start of a global movement, the Equality Studies Global Initiative. The initiative directly addresses head-on 6 of the UN’s 13 Sustainable Development Goals. It calls on education ministers and heads of state across the world to implement a new subject in the national curriculum – human rights education (teaching empathy, respect, gender sensitisation, moral values) – on a compulsory basis and from the first day of entry of a child into school. 28 countries have already committed to adopting the new subject across their national curricula.

 Following the screening, join us for an inciteful panel discussion moderated by Aaranya Rajasingham to examine the documentary and it’s ban through the lens of the law, media, politics and gender.

Please be in your seats by 05.15 p.m.