A Thousand Girls Like Me


Scotiabank Theatre 4 Fri, Apr 27, 2018 6:45 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 3 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 1:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:France
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Silence Breakers
Film Subjects:Crime & Punishment
Families & Family Stories
Feminism & Breaking Barriers
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sahra Mani
Producer(s):Nicole Levigne
Editor(s):Giles Gardner


In 2014, Khatera, a 23-year-old Afghan woman from a very traditional family, decides to break the law of silence. After seeking help in vain from several mullahs, she goes public on television to denounce the incest her father inflicted on her since she was nine. Against her family's will, and in spite of a society that places the blame on rape victims, she forces him to stand trial. All the while, Khatera lovingly cares for the daughter and newborn baby her father sired—whom she refers to, with tender perplexity, as both her siblings and children. Forced to be constantly on the move for fear of her relatives' vengeance, she refuses to give in, determined to make her voice heard and have her perpetrator punished. Afghan director Sahra Mani closely follows Khatera's brave and dangerous battle, shedding light on a corrupt justice system that's not ready to protect women. Charlotte Selb

Co-presented with Amnesty International Toronto Organization (AITO).

Silence Breakers program presented in partnership with OXFAM CANADA.

Included Shorts

Unknown Artist (7min) More