leslee udwin

Four Incredible women changed the way I look at education and women in the global scope of life and humanity. I have had the most amazing career thus far, but the last two months have truly been epic and surreal.
Four Incredible women changed the way I look at education and women in the global scope of life and humanity.
When I first met Meryl, I was in Manhattan setting up my cameras in a private apartment. I was very excited to engage in a very brilliant dialogue with one of my heroes.
How is it that in 2016, we still live in an inherently violent world that is plagued by bigotry, prejudice and most of all, inequality?
When India's Daughter, a documentary on the horrific gang rape and murder of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh was released earlier this year, the Indian government banned the film just days before it was set to air.
"The real reason for the ban, was misplaced national pride and sensitivity to national image."
"A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," he says in the film. "A decent girl won't roam around at 9 o'clock
As Javed Akhtar points out in his response to the documentary, the notion that women should not be out at night or dress in a particular way is commonplace in Indian culture. And, that is precisely why it is important for Indians to watch this documentary, he says.