Thursday, October 15, 2015

Streep pushes "India's Daughter" for Oscar

Meryl attended the official U.S. premiere of India's Daughter in New York City last night, suggesting it deserves to win an Academy Award.  Streep praised director Leslee Udwin saying "I'm on the campaign to get her nominated for Best Documentary."  The film had previously been privately screened this spring, where Meryl joined Freida Pinto in support.

The sobering film details the brutal 2012 gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, a physiotherapy student in Dehli.  I felt compelled to post about this film several months ago after after finding a link on YouTube before the Indian Government had it removed.  If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend taking an hour out of your day to watch.

Brava, Meryl.

Gloria Steinem, Meryl Streep & director Leslee Udwin


  1. I hope Meryl offers her presenting skills in return then so we get to see her on stage!

    1. I imagine if India's Daughter actually got nominated that Meryl would be happy to present it an Oscar. But it may be a bit gauche to have someone who is clearly supporting one title potentially presenting the Oscar to a different film.