‘India’s Daughter,’ the film banned by India: What did it show?



(CNN)“India’s Daughter,” the BBC’s documentary about the infamous gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi in 2012, was banned by an Indian court because the excerpts “appear to encourage and incite violence against women.”

The controversial BBC Storyville film was originally scheduled to air Sunday — on International Women’s Day — but was brought forward to air on Wednesday night amid an “intense level of interest” according to the British broadcaster.

The documentary opens with an eerie reconstruction of the fatal night in December 2012 when the 23-year-old physiotherapy student boarded a bus with her male companion at a major intersection in South Delhi. The focus then switches to the furious street protests that swept the country in the wake of the incident.

The film shows intimate conversations with the parents and a close friend, as well as family photographs of the victim as a child and their accounts of her charitable personality and career ambitions.


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