A poor farmer in rural India defies tradition and community seeking justice for his 13-year-old daughter. Ranjit’s oldest child is brutally raped by three men while attending a relative’s wedding. The family immediately files a police report, earning ostracism from their town, who see marrying the girl off to one of the rapists as the solution. When it becomes clear the family won’t back down from pursuing the perpetrators in court, that exclusion turns to threats of violence. In equal turns agonizing and uplifting, To Kill a Tiger follows Ranjit as he battles guilt, community intimidation, a mounting financial burden, and an uninterested police force, all while attempting to support his daughter through the trauma of her attack and its aftermath. Fear and fatigue creep in as the judicial process drags on. Doubt arises as to whether a guilty verdict will heal the rift in the community or only serve to widen it. Yet through it all, Ranjit never wavers from the radical act that seems so simple to him: fully recognizing his daughter’s humanity.
A panel discussion/Q&A will follow the screening.
Keynote Speaker: Balbir Gurm, Professor of Nursing, KPU; Cultural Safety Consultant (Diversity and Inclusion); and Founding Member/Facilitator, Network to Eliminate Violence (NEVR)
Balbir Gurm, Professor of Nursing, KPU; Cultural Safety Consultant (Diversity and Inclusion); and Founding Member/Facilitator, Network to Eliminate Violence (NEVR)
Nisha Pahuja, Director, To Kill a Tiger
Nimi Chauhan, Founder/Counsellor, Sahara Services Society
Dalya Israel, Executive Director, Salal Sexual Violence Support Centre
Asma Sayed, Canada Research Chair in South Asian Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, KPU; Vice President for Equity and Inclusive Communities, KPU
Moderator: Cherylynn Bassani, Professor of Sociology, KPU
In Hindi and Nagpuri with English subtitles
Coarse language; theme of sexual violence
Open to youth!