India's Daughter

India's Daughter, a new documentary from the BBC, chronicles the rape and murder of twenty-three-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh aboard a private bus in December 2012.  The film presents a shocking portrait, to say the least. Particularly revealing are the interviews with the defense attorneys, who blame the girl for her own rape. Also notable is the light it shines on the role poverty and deprivation play in setting the stage for such inhume treatment of women, not just in poor communities, but across the whole of society. The film is being banned in India. It was made available this week on YouTube; who knows how long it will be up. See it here, like I did, while you can. Disturbing, but necessary.