The film Lynch Nation documents some recent cases of lynchings by so-called "cow brigades" in present-day India. A team of filmmakers travels through a divided country to the victims of politically organised violence, mobs and fanatics who murder in the name of religion and the "Holy Cow". Since the Hindu nationalists (Bhartiya Janata Party, BJP) have been ruling the country, many members of minorities such as Muslims, Dalits and indigenous people live in insecurity and fear of persecution and lawlessness. In a heated climate of hatred, propaganda and fake news, "Lynch Nation" bring to attention the voices of those unheard.
Shivramkrishna Patil is a research scholar und social activist. Born in Central India, he has a masters degree from JNU, Delhi and is currently doing his Ph.D. at Humbolt University. His main focus topics are social inequality in India, caste and capitalism.
Susanne Gupta, journalist with a masters degree in film, theatre and journalism from Freie Universität Berlin. She grew up in Assam India and Berlin and works in the field of media, culture, science and politics.