In a first of its kind initiative, Viacom18 has adopted 'Daughters of Mother India' - the award-winning documentary that explores the aftermath of the Nirbhaya rape incident in 2012.
Produced by Academy Award winner Maryann Deleo and directed by National Award winner Vibha Bakshi, 'Daughters of Mother India' is a 45-minute documentary that explores the effect of Nirbhaya’s brutal gang rape on the collective psyche of India. The documentary has been adopted as a training film by the Indian police academy and various education institutes in India, to sensitize on treating women with respect.
Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi commented, “Media plays an important role in shaping minds and mindsets and can deliver huge on ground impact in bringing mass awareness for the critical issues pertaining to women empowerment, gender violence and actions needed there off.”
The documentary will be aired on 27th December, 2015.