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To Kill a Tiger (2023)

Opens on February 23

Director: Nisha Pahuja Run Time: 127 min. Release Year: 2022

Country: Canada
Language: Hindi, Nagpuri with English subtitles

About the film:

Winner of Best Canadian Film at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival and nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.

Ranjit, a farmer in Jharkhand, India, takes on the fight of his life when he demands justice for his 13-year-old daughter, the survivor of sexual assault. In India, where a rape is reported every 20 minutes and conviction rates are less than 30%, Ranjit’s decision to support his daughter is virtually unheard of, and his journey unprecedented.

“Easily the most amazing and important story I’ve seen told on screen this year.”

—Stacey Wilson Hunt, Hollywood Reporter

About the filmmaker:

Nisha Pahuja is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto. Her latest film, To Kill a Tiger (2023), had its world premiere at TIFF where it won the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Since then, it’s won more than 20 awards around the world, including Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and three Canadian Screen awards.

The film grew out of a long career of addressing various human rights issues, notably violence against women in India. In 2015, she won the Amnesty International media award for Canadian journalism after making a short film about the Delhi bus gang rape for Global News. Pahuja’s other past credits include the multi-award-winning The World Before Her (2012 Best Documentary Feature, Jury Award Winner, Tribeca Film Festival; Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs; TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten; Best Documentary nominee, Canadian Screen Awards), the series Diamond Road (2008 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Series) and Bollywood Bound (2002 Gemini Award nominee).

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