The coming Shun Hing College A Salon Documentary Film Screening and Sharing Session on March 9, 2016 (Sat) will present India’s Daughter, a documentary produced by British director Leslee Udwin. This film chronicles the 16 December 2012 Nirbhaya rape case and has stirred a controversy in India on many grounds.
We have invite students and young scholars from India to share with us their insight and observation on gender-based violence and women’s rights in India. You are also encouraged to ask questions and express your point of view.
About the Film:
India’s Daughter is an hour-long documentary film produced by British director Leslee Udwin of ‘East is East’ fame and is part of BBC Four’s Storyville series. The film chronicles the 16 December 2012 Nirbhaya rape case and was scheduled to release in UK and India on March 8. Pre-release clips of the film sparked debate, both for and against the film on various grounds. The Indian government has banned the film’s telecast and release in India. BBC released it on YouTube on March 5, but the film has subsequently been taken down.
Udwin’s film does not reveal any facts that the media has not already reported on the case. The 60 minute film is a collection of voices that played a key role in the events after the horror of the night of December 16.
The film has stirred a controversy in India on many grounds. While some believe that it insults the memory of the victim and gives the offender a platform, others have a problem with the view of Indian society that it puts out to the world and still others are concerned about the legal implications of matter.
Date: March 19 (Sat), 2016
Time: 19:00 to 21:00 (Reception: 19:00-19:30)
Venue: Room A402, Shun Hing College, Jockey Club Student Village III
Please register online as places are limited: http://goo.gl/forms/pHLjOe2Qrm
This event is open to all Jockey Club Student Village III residents and the HKU community.
*Light refreshments will be provided
**We are also recruiting student ambassadors. Register through the link above if you are interested.
For further enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Evelyn Li)