Banned BBC documentary India's Daughter premieres in the US

Streep told a packed auditorium that victim Jyoti Singh was not only India's daughter but 'she's our daughter, too.'

hidden March 10, 2015 08:55:38 IST
Banned BBC documentary India's Daughter premieres in the US

A rape documentary banned by the Indian government has received its U.S. premiere at a star-studded New York event including Meryl Streep and Indian actress Freida Pinto.

Monday's screening of "India's Daughter" at Baruch College started with a candlelight vigil honoring the medical student who died after being gang-raped on a bus in 2012.

Banned BBC documentary Indias Daughter premieres in the US

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Streep told a packed auditorium that victim Jyoti Singh was not only India's daughter but "she's our daughter, too."

The documentary was directed by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, herself a rape victim. Its U.S. premiere follows a week of controversy in India.

The uproar focuses on comments by one of the six rapists interviewed for the film. He blamed the victim for taking a bus late in the evening.

"India's Daughter" was first shown on a BBC channel last week.

AP

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