I’m not a feminist blog, but I am a filmmaker and a decent human being, and this is so shocking it needs sharing.
These screenshots are from a documentary called India’s Daughter. It tells a story of 23-year-old medical student who was brutally gang raped in a moving bus in December 2012. She died of her injuries in the hospital. These are the responses of the rapists and their defence lawyers. The film aired on BBC Four last night, and it’s already been banned in India and received a legal notice from Indian Government.
Go watch this film. Prepare to be shocked, prepare to be frustrated and angry, but please watch it. If you are in UK it’s available on BBC iPlayer until 11th of March. It’s also available on Youtube. The misogynist culture in India, which these men also represent, has been silenced for a long time, but now the people are demanding for justice. This film should not be silenced.
Ahhhhh! So a lot of you probably know already that me and my sister were being followed around by the BBC through our protests and animal rights activism last year and even before. They contacted us, asking if they could include us in a documentary about young activists in the UK. We said yes. We are not sure how the programme will turn out, we haven’t watched it ourselves yet or seen how it has been edited. But we were true to ourselves and spoke openly and truthfully about the suffering of animals so hopefully it will be great and inspire a huge audience to get active in some way or other, or at least start to question some things. So anyway, the tv programme has finally arrived and will be on BBC Three next Thursday at 9pm. Otherwise, you can probably catch it on iPlayer afterwards. It’s called Fighting the System! Loving the name.