Conflict & Justice

Do Indian Films Promote Sexual Violence and Harassment?

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Dr. Uma Vangal is a professor at L. V. Prasad Film Academy in Chennai, India. (Photo: Sonia Narang)

Sexual violence and aggression have been part and parcel of Indian cinema for decades. Some critics are wondering about the role of such films in condoning or even fomenting such violence.

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Anchor Marco Werman talks to Dr. Uma Vangal, a professor at L. V. Prasad Film Academy in Chennai.

Sexual violence and aggression have been part and parcel of Indian cinema for decades. Some critics are wondering about the role of such films in condoning or even fomenting such violence.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Dr. Uma Vangal, a professor at L. V. Prasad Film Academy in Chennai.