India’s Daughter is the story of the brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi of Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old medical student, which sparked protests and serious debate about gender-based violence across India. The documentary by the director Leslee Udwin uncovers how the case led to huge demonstrations and a trial in which all six perpetrators were convicted—and five sentenced to death. India’s Daughter first aired on the BBC and is being shown in a limited theatrical release, but was banned by the government in India for fear it would prompt “unrest.”
The film will be broadcast on November 16 at 10pm on PBS, followed by a streaming window on the PBS video player. This is the first of three clips from India’s Daughter, courtesy of Independent Lens.