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VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP AND PLAN INTERNATIONAL HOST US PREMIERE OF GROUNDBREAKING FILM INDIA’S DAUGHTER

Siddharth Dhongle | March, 11 2015

Actors Freida Pinto and Meryl Streep Join Director and Producer Leslee Udwin for Film on
2012 Delhi Gang Rape
 
Vital Voices Global Partnership and Plan International are proud to present the US premiere of India’s Daughter, an award-winning film directed and produced by Leslee Udwin of Assassin Films and distributed by Women Make Movies. The feature-length documentary details the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape that shook the Indian subcontinent and sparked heated dialogue on violence against women and girls around the world. The screening will be prefaced by a traditional Indian candle-lighting ceremony in honor of the 2012 gang rape victim Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old medical student, who died shortly after the incident. A panel discussion featuring director and producer Leslee Udwin and closing words by Freida Pinto will follow the premiere.
 
Incidents such as the Delhi gang rape happen often because of a persisting culture of impunity. Vital Voices partners with both women and men who are working to ensure that laws prohibiting such a culture exist so that perpetrators are held accountable and survivors can receive the justice they deserve.
 
Plan International has been campaigning for girls’ rights across the globe since 2007. Their grassroots work empowers girls to realise their rights and supports them to stand up against violence and discrimination.
 
Members of the host committee include: Farhan Akhtar, Baroness Amos, Tanya Barron, Tina Brown, Susan Chokach, Susan Davis, Ambassador Amanda Ellis, Holly Gordon, Anne Hathaway, Arianna Huffington, Rula Jebreal, Nishi Kant, Richard Lui, Alyse Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Freida Pinto, Mary Piyatissa, Hylda Queally, Tessie San Martin, Meryl Streep, Darnell Strom and Paul Van Zyl.

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