Indian National Award winning documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ won the first prize in the Documentary Film category at the sixth CAM International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt.
The CAM International Film Festival was organised by Arabic Egyptian Society for Culture, Media and Arts (CMA). The fest was held from 8 October to 13 October 2016.
The fest is organised annually to promote cinema as a means of combating ignorance, poverty and terrorism. The 2016 edition featured around 92 films from 33 countries in three categories: Short Fiction, Documentary and Animation.
India was the Guest of Honour in the film gala with 12 entries.
About the Daughters of Mother India
• The movie, Daughters of Mother India, is directed by Vibha Bakshi.
• It portrays India's story of resolve, hope and courage in the fight against gender violence.
• It frames the aftermath of the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder on camera.