Indi A Dangerous Place

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The value of a woman’s existence is the equivalent of a roach… or so it seems. Ashok Prasad’s India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman 2013 documentary is led by a British-Indian journalist, Radha Bedi, who films her visit to India to shed light on the reality of life for Indian women. Radha has visited the country times before; but only as an outsider, so she walks oblivious to how the other side lives. Radha blindly journeys to India and pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth. She adopts a mournful tone in order to get her learning audience to sympathize. She is effective at establishing her purpose of informing the audience by using narrative to tug at the audience’s emotions, contrast the two societies, and exemplification incorporating sourced statistics. The documentary immediately seizes the audience’s attention by broadcasting a series of protests, voicing the pain of a brutal rape case that resulted in the death of a young woman. Clearly, the viewers can assume the news of this case was the tipping point of the tired citizens who longed for justice, and sparked a demand for reformed laws and a change of the culture’s mindset. Radha travels to Delhi to experience what it feels like to be a woman in India head on. She documents the newspapers overflown with sexual violence cases that vary in extremities; the newspapers alone present the severity of the rampant mistreatment flooding the streets and homes in India. She meets with an array of girls who have suffered

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