Films Changing the World: Because We Are Girls with expert panel


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Oct 9, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:85 min
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Baljit Sangra


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.

The post-screening discussion will be moderated by Anuradha Dugal, Canadian Women's Foundation's Director of Community Initiatives & Policy, and feature:

• Harmy Mendoza, Executive Director of WomanACT
• Lindsey Lickers, Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaison / Trauma Support Manager, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
• Paulette Senior, CEO and President, Canadian Women’s Foundation
• Shalini Konanur, Executive Director of the South Asian Legal Clinic, “SALCO”

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Additional Information

Content notice: Film contains sexual violence trigger material. An active listener will be on site.