By: Travis Newman
India’s Daughter, directed by Leslee Udwin, is a hard-hitting documentary that target’s India’s society structure and rape culture. While this film covers all of the women in India, the film frequently returns to focus on Jyoti Singh, a 23 year old medical student who was the victim of the Delhi gang rape and murder on December 16, 2012.
The film’s story comes primarily through interviews. The film interviewed everyone who was related to this incident. Including Jyoti’s parents, Jyoti’s tutor, the rapists, the rapists’ families, and various experts/people of power.
The film is extremely hard to watch. Not because of its quality, but due to just how heavy the topic is. It’s truly an eye opening experience. What surprised me most though was not the main story. It was right before the credits. Udwin put in several statistics related to rape and woman abuse from various countries around the world, proving that this is not just an issue in India.