To Kill a Tiger

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Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Nisha Pahuja


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Join director Nisha Pahuja, editor Mike Munn, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta (moderator) and other guests for a live panel discussion after the February 9 screening, presented by Doc Institute.

Winner - Best Canadian Feature, TIFF 2022

"To Kill a Tiger is not only a euphemism to defeat adversity with fortitude and courage but also about meeting the beast of patriarchy, misogyny and class head on." - Deepa Mehta

In a small Indian village, Ranjit wakes up to find that his 13-year-old daughter has not returned from a family wedding. A few hours later, she’s found stumbling home. After being dragged into the woods, she was raped by three men. Ranjit goes to the police, and the men are arrested. But Ranjit’s relief is short-lived, as the villagers and their leaders launch a sustained campaign to force the family to drop the charges. To Kill a Tiger follows Ranjit’s uphill battle to find justice for his child. In India, where a rape is reported every 20 minutes and conviction rates are less than 30 percent, Ranjit’s decision to support his daughter is virtually unheard of. With tremendous access, we witness the emotional journey of an ordinary man facing extraordinary circumstances. A father whose love for his daughter forces a social reckoning that will reverberate for years to come.

In Hindi and Nagpuri with English subtitles.

This film deals with highly sensitive subject matter and contains descriptions of sexual violence, which may be disturbing for some viewers. Please exercise care and compassion for yourself and your fellow audience members.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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