Because We Are Girls

Film Info
Runtime:85
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Baljit Sangra

Description

Streaming until November 25

After remaining silent for nearly two and a half decades, three Indo-Canadian sisters from small-town British Columbia decide to come forward with a devastating family secret and confront the cousin who abused them as children. Seeking justice through the courts, Jeeti, Kira and Salakshana expose how their conservative upbringing—built on female subservience and obedience—conditioned them as victims. A nuanced reflection on the cost of breaking the cycle of abuse, Baljit Sangra’s courageous film ultimately celebrates the strength of sisterhood in the face of profound pain and trauma.

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