The evil of honour exposed in acid attack documentaries
All across India, the honour of families is upheld with brutality and sometimes death, as shown in RTD’s acid attack documentaries. Crossing the caste system to marry is a taboo. The film Cafe Sheroes looks at a unique refuge for women maimed in acid attacks by family members who feel dishonoured. To protect couples who marry for love not by arrangement, a vigilante group works to keep them safe from attack. The volunteers who give legal advice and provide safety are the subject of the Love Commandos documentary.