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Anatomy of Violence

Directed by Deepa Mehta
Canada / India, 2016 (fiction, 93 minutes, colour, English / Hindi)

Film Description:
"In December 2012, a 23-year-old woman and her friend got on a private bus in Delhi. The men already on board -- five passengers and the bus driver -- gang-raped the woman, beat her friend, and threw them onto the street. The woman died of her injuries two weeks later. The case made worldwide news and was instrumental in activating Indian policy discussions about women's rights and the government's duty to prosecute for rape. Deepa Mehta's Anatomy of Violence takes a fearless approach to the topic. In collaboration with theatre artist Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry, Mehta worked improvisationally with her actors to envisage possible sociological and psychological backgrounds and pasts for the perpetrators and the victim. The film posits formative events in the men's lives, imagining the origins of their violent, remorseless personalities, while presenting the woman's life in parallel. [...]"
-- Toronto International Film Festival (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: David Hamilton, Neelam Mansingh Chowdhury, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler
Principal Cast: Vansh Bhardwaj, Tia Bhatia, Janki Bisht, Seema Biswas, Suman Jha, Jagjeet Sandhu
Cinematography: Maithili Venkataraman
Film Editing: Darby MacInnis
Production Company: Hamilton Mehta Productions

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