Welcome to Equality Now’s Feminist Culture Club! This month, we’re watching the documentary ‘To Kill A Tiger’ by Nisha Pahuja. Equality Now is the proud Impact Partner to this film which tells the extraordinary story of Ranjit, a farmer in Jharkand, India, who takes on the fight of his life when he defies convention and seeks justice for his daughter, the survivor of a brutal sexual assault. The powerful, inspiring film was recently named a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times. Want to read more? Head to our Feminist Culture Club archive.
What Is To Kill A Tiger About
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 abducted into the woods, she was sexually assaulted 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 rape is reported every 20 minutes and conviction rates are less than 30 per cent, 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.
We are honored to be the Impact Campaign Partner for the film – which highlights many of the discriminatory laws and practices that perpetuate sexual violence and deny justice to survivors, which Equality Now is seeking to reform.
To Kill a Tiger is in theatres now! We encourage you to witness this powerful story on the big screen. Now Playing in NYC at Film Forum. LA premiere tonight with director Q&A at Laemmle Monica.
- Los Angeles at Laemmle Royal
- Norwalk, CA, at AMC Norwalk
- Atlanta, CA at The Tara
- Chicago, IL, at Gene Siskel Film Centre and AMC South Barrington
- Minneapolis, MN, at Emagine Novi
- Dallas, TX, at Angelika
Visit this website for info on upcoming screenings in Washington DC, San Francisco, San Rafael, San Jose, Houston, Raleigh and Dallas.
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