Monday, November 16, 2015

"India's Daughter" the banned documentary tells the story of a brutal gang rape in Delhi

By Dorothy Rabinowitz
‘India’s Daughter’ airs on PBS on Monday. Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
“India’s Daughter” is no ranting diatribe. It’s a relentlessly penetrating excavation of facts and attitudes in a single case, though one, clearly, that speaks for a multitude of others. The film’s great strength is the product of that potent combination—ambition and persistence. The filmmaker pursued and won near miraculous access to every side of this history, including one of the rapists, also driver of the bus, who speaks in his prison cell—a man of still unshaken confidence in his views of women. “A girl is far more responsible for a rape than the boy,” he tells his interviewer. [link]