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Filmmaker: Documentary on Rape in India Was a 'Cry of My Conscience'

Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses her documentary Daughters of Mother India. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses how she gained access to shoot her documentary Daughters of Mother India, and why a similar film on sexual violence against women was banned in the country.

A Brutal Gang Rape, and India's 'Purdah' Problem

Indian protestors march behind a banner as they take part in a candlelight procession in Guwahati on December 29, 2012, after the death of a gang rape victim from the Indian capital New Delhi. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

"A purdah mentality still dogs Indian society," writes Mira Kamdar. "A woman who can be seen is seen as a woman available for violation."