A Better Man
Film Info
Run Time:79 min
Director(s):Attiya Khan
Lawrence Jackman
Country:Canada
Released:2017
Rating:PG
Description

We bring back one of hottest tickets at this year's Hot Docs festival to give Toronto a chance to catch this early favourite. Over 20 years ago, Toronto-based Attiya Khan was in a physically abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend, Steve. Today, she's a prominent feminist who has worked for women's shelters across the U.S. and Canada. Khan has teamed with local filmmaker Lawrence Jackman to create a unique documentary that aims to evolve the conversation around domestic abuse. Steve agrees to appear on camera to explicitly discuss the violence he inflicted on Attiya and their troubled relationship. Among this year's Hot Docs Festival's most emotionally stunning films, A Better Man takes a brave and open-minded approach to processing trauma and healing.

Featured guests of Intervention Productions: Aboriginal Legal Services, Canadian Labour Congress, Canadian Women's Foundation, Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Counterpoint, Family Service Toronto, OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation), Rainbow Health Ontario, Shelter Movers of Toronto, White Ribbon, Woman Abuse Council of Toronto, Women's Habitat and YWCA Toronto.

Additional Information

“Highly compassionate…A beautiful film.” – The Globe and Mail