FILM TITLE

Because We are Girls

8th May 2022 | 06:30 PM
The Theatre

Image-Description
Country
Canada
Genre

Documentary

Language
English
Duration
85 Mins
Director

Baljit Sangra

Festival And Awards

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2019, DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2019, SEOUL International Women's Film Festival (SIWFF), Seoul, South Korea (2019), Reelworld Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario (2019), Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature/Short Award Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia (2019),South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM), Montreal, Canada (2020)

Synopsis

A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. After remaining silent for nearly two and a half decades, the sisters finally decide to come forward—not only to protect other young relatives, but to set an example for their daughters as well.