Leslee Udwin’s documentary “India’s Daughter” is set for a U.S. theatrical release via Paladin. The film tells the infamous story of the brutal rape and eventual death of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh in New Delhi in December 2012. News of Singh’s tragic death shocked the country to its core, angering Indian citizens and resulting in a month of unprecedented mass street protests that were ultimately met with a fierce government crackdown.
“India’s Daughter” traces both the personal history of Jyoti and the psyche of her attackers in order to investigate the dynamics of the nation’s broader culture of rape. Its director, Leslee Udwin, was honored as a New York Times 2015 Woman of Impact and won the prestigious Anna Lindh Human Righs Awart for her work in bearing witness to the truth about rape and advancing the rights of women.
“India’s Daughter” is an Assassin Films Production. Susan Sarandon and Nick Fraser serve as Executive Producers, while Freida Pinto is the Associate Producer. Women Make Movies holds the film’s digital and home entertainment rights.
The film’s theatrical release has proved difficult, having controversially been banned in India by the national government two days before its scheduled broadcast. Paladin will finally release the documentary in American theaters, beginning in New York on October 23 before moving on to Los Angeles on October 30.
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