To Kill Tiger Wins Top Awards, National Theatrical Tour in Feb

National Film Board

“To Kill a Tiger is a story of how one family’s strength can overcome even the most heinous injustices. Nisha is an incredibly powerful storyteller and her film is a triumph. Everyone should see it.”

January 18, 2023 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada

Toronto filmmaker Nisha Pahuja’s award-winning feature-length documentary To Kill a Tiger, co-produced by Notice Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), will be screening in cinemas across Canada starting February 9.

In To Kill a Tiger, Ranjit, a farmer in Jharkhand, India, takes on the fight of his life when he demands justice for his 13-year-old daughter, the victim of a brutal gang rape. 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, and his journey unprecedented.

At its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), To Kill a Tiger won the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Other notable awards include the Inspiring Voices and Perspectives Feature Film Award at Cinefest Sudbury and, most recently, Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. To Kill a Tiger was also named to Canada’s Top Ten, an annual list of the country’s finest films selected by TIFF, and Pahuja was awarded the DOC Vanguard Award by the DOC Institute of Canada.

Confirmed tour dates include Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton-following a special TIFF Canada’s Top Ten screening in Toronto on January 29.

National schedule

  • January 29 at 1 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (Canada’s Top Ten)

    • In-person Q&A with director Nisha Pahuja

  • Opens February 9 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto

    • Kicking off with special post-screening Q&A on February 9, moderated by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta, with director Nisha Pahuja and editor Mike Munn (Co-presented with the DOC Institute).

  • Opens February 10 at The Westdale in Hamilton

    • In-person Q&A with director Nisha Pahuja February 11

  • Opens February 10 at Cinéma du Parc in Montreal (in English and French)
  • Opens February 10 at the VIFF Centre in Vancouver

    • Virtual Q&A with director Nisha Pahuja TBC

  • February 11 & 14 at the Metro Cinema in Edmonton

To Kill a Tiger by Nisha Pahuja (125 min)

Produced by Cornelia Principe and Nisha Pahuja for Notice Pictures, and David Oppenheim for the NFB. Executive produced by Andy Cohen, Anita Lee, Drew Dragoumis and Dr. Atul Gawande.

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