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Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto to attend the us premier of India’s daughter

Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto to attend the us premier of India’s daughter
The BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, will have its US premier next week and will be attended by Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto in a show of support for the film banned in India. The US premier of the documentary ‘Storyville: India’s daughter’ on March 9 at the Baruch College of the City University of New York here will be presented by NGO Vital Voices Global Partnership and children’s development organisation Plan International. Streep and Pinto will be joined by the documentary’s director Leslee Udwin at the screening. Udwin, a Plan ambassador, said the December 2012 rape and the protests that followed was an “Arab spring for gender equality.””What impelled me to leave my husband and 2 children for 2 years while I made the film in India was not so much the horror of the rape as the inspiring and extraordinary eruption on the streets. A cry of ‘enough is enough’. “Unprecedented numbers of ordinary men and women, day after day, faced a ferocious government crackdown that included tear gas, baton charges and water cannon. They were protesting for my rights and the rights of all women. That gives me optimism. I can’t recall another country having done that in my lifetime,”Udwin said. 
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