Faculty delighted to welcome acclaimed film-maker

01 Dec



A CELEBRATED film-maker and human rights activist will be a guest of the Faculty for a special screening of her award-winning documentary, India’s Daughter.

Leslee Udwin was voted the second most influential woman of the year in 2015 after releasing India’s Daughter, which tells the tragic story of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student who was the victim of a gang rape and murder in Delhi in 2012. 

Ms Udwin will be in Edinburgh on Monday, 4 December, for a screening of the film to coincide with the launch of the Faculty’s new bullying and harassment policy. Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson, QC, will speak at the event, and Ms Udwin will be interviewed by Anna Poole, QC. Members of the audience will also be given the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the director.  

India’s Daughter, which was subsequently banned in India, sparked a global movement for gender equality and prompted Ms Udwin to establish Think Equal, which campaigns for a system change in education to end the discriminatory mind set and cycle of violence around the world.  The charity boasts some high-profile supporters, including Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, and patrons Meryl Streep and Sir Ken Robinson.  

Anna Poole said: “We are incredibly honoured to have Leslee joining us on Monday and I’m very grateful to her for taking the time to come and speak to us about her work and that of Think Equal, which champions education as the primary driver of progress in human rights and equality around the world. India’s Daughter is a shocking and powerful piece of film-making and Leslee is an inspirational speaker on these subjects so the Faculty of Advocates is delighted to be hosting this event." 

The event is in the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, at 5pm. It is free to attend, but guests must register in advance via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-of-bullying-and-harassment-policy-and-showing-of-indias-daughter-tickets-39866639191?mc_cid=d3e6d743c1&mc_eid=0b0134ae26