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Vibha Bakshi

Award Winning Filmmaker

Vibha Bakshi is an award-winning film director and producer. A former business reporter for CNBC, Vibha studied Journalism and Broadcasting at Boston University and New York University. Vibha’s films have been aired on HBO and Lifetime TV in the United States.

She is best known for her film Daughters of Mother India. When 23-year old Nibhaya was gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi, filmmaker Vibha decided to make a documentary about rape in India. Nothing had prepared her for the heart-wrenching stories she was about to hear or the everyday heroes she was about to meet. And then the film took on a life of its own, growing into a national movement and cultural beacon that has united millions of people from all corners of India. The people’s message was clear: it is time to break the silence and shift the shame from the victim to the perpetrator.

The film won the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues, awarded by President of India. This is the highest honour in Indian Films. The film has also been named the Most Awarded Social Campaign in the World.

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