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Content Advisory: themes and discussion of sexual violence and child abuse; mature themes; may be very disturbing for some viewers.
Join us for a free screening of Nisha Pahuja’s To Kill A Tiger for National Canadian Film Day on April 19, 2023, at 7 PM at Cineplex Empress Walk. Following the screening will be a Q&A with the director, Pahuja.
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.
A cinematic documentary, 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.
This film is presented in partnership with National Canadian Film Day.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Doors open: 6:15 PM
Event: 7 PM – 9 PM
FREE TO ATTEND
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk
5095 Yonge St., 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON, M5N 6Z4
The screening is presented entirely in Hindi and Nagpuri, with full English subtitles
Step-free seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis in row A and there are two wheelchair spaces at either end of row A (total 4)
Tickets for this screening will be distributed subject to availability at the venue on a first-come/first-served basis.
Originally from Winnipeg, Deanna spent many years volunteering and working in the not-for-profit cultural arts sector in Winnipeg prior to moving to Toronto in 1996. She has sat on the boards of Dreamwalker Dance Company and the Regent Park Film Festival and has participated in various film and arts council juries over the years. Most recently, she was the administrative director at REEL CANADA, and previously served as Reel Asian’s executive director from 2005 to 2008.
Nisha Pahuja is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto and Bombay. Her credits include Diamond Road (2007 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Series), Bollywood Bound (2001 Gemini nominee) and the award-winning The World Before Her (2012; Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival; Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs Film Festival; TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten; Sundance Film Forward Program; Best Documentary nominee, CSAs). Pahuja’s short film for Global’s 16/9 about the Delhi Gang rape was the recipient of an Amnesty International media award for Canadian journalism in 2015. In 2014, she was invited to be a Resident Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, and from 2016 to 2020 she was part of their arts selection panel.