The documentary film is directed by Gauri’s sister and award-winning director Kavitha Lankesh

The documentary film is directed by Gauri’s sister and award-winning director Kavitha Lankesh

Gauri, a documentary primarily based on late journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, directed by her sister and award-winning director Kavitha Lankesh, has received the ‘Best Human Rights’ film at the Toronto Women’s Film Festival 2022.

The film has been chosen additionally for the South Asian Film competition of Montreal and is in consideration at Doc New York, International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, Sundance Film Festival, and different festivals internationally.

Kavitha Lankesh, in an announcement, mentioned the documentary exposes the bodily and verbal threats journalists face each day in India.

“There had been over 200 reported assaults on journalists in India within the final 5 years, out of which over 30 had been murders within the final decade,” she mentioned. “The assaults vary in severity however the intention behind them matte”.

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“India’s quantity within the international press freedom index is 150 out of 180”, she additional mentioned and added that assaults on dissenters and journalists are sadly not new nor restricted to India, however it’s the depth during which the assaults have taken place within the final decade is one thing to be involved about.

Gauri Lankesh was shot lifeless on the night time of September 5, 2017, from shut vary close to her home in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru.

Gauri has been commissioned by Free Press Unlimited, Amsterdam. Free Press Unlimited’s mission stems from Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says everybody has the best to freedom of opinion and expression; this proper contains the liberty to carry opinions with out interference and to hunt, obtain and impart info and concepts by means of any media and no matter frontiers, it mentioned.

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