DAUGHTERS OF MOTHER INDIA
DAUGHTERS OF MOTHER INDIA reveals the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi in December 2012. For weeks, nationwide protests filled the streets of India. The country witnessed gender consciousness and extraordinary solidarity by ordinary citizens—like never before. The eyes of the world were on India and stories about violence against women in India were hitting global headlines almost on a daily basis.
In this documentary, Indian journalist and filmmaker Vibha Bakshi questions how Indian society is changing after the 2012 events. Although an Anti-Rape Law was passed and radical changes were made within the police force and the judiciary, gender violence still persists. Did anything change? We believe something did.
“As a self reliant daughter of India, a sister, a wife, a mother, a filmmaker…I am searching for answers for my own gender.”