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Because We Are Girls

트레일러 재생

Baljit SANGRA

  • Canada
  • 2019
  • International Premiere
  • 83min
  • 15 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Documentary

Because We Are Girls depicts certain landscapes and figures, but what is their connection? The hesitation to draw a connection is not to create suspense, but rather to cautiously approach the issues involving traumas and to bring some solace to those who have experienced it. At first the film seems to be determined to convey a horrible, but familiar story. As the story develops, however, a number of twists in the way the issue is addressed and communicated arise. The film focuses on a family of three in the Indian community in Canada, using clips from Bollywood films and home video footage to express moments and situations the family have experienced. Typically such imagery is fun and heartwarming, but here they are used to convey issues of violence inflicted upon women, including incestuous sexual assault, cultural differences, and more. The film offers no easy answers, with the landscapes and villages shot from distant angles conveying the director’s intention of how people avoid directly engaging with such issues and the people effected. [HWANG Miyojo]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
207 2019-08-31 | 10:30 - 11:53 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 9
602 2019-09-04 | 11:00 - 12:23 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 4

Director

  • Baljit SANGRA
    Baljit SANGRA is a Vancouver - based filmmaker who uses documentary and factual entertainment to explore social and cross - cultural issues. A three - time Leo Award nominee, Sangra’s films have routinely premiered at festivals around the world. Her most recent project is the NFB-produced feature documentary Because We Are Girls, exploring the impact of sexual abuse on a family. Her previous documentaries include Hockey United, which follows two amateur South Asian hockey players with their eyes on the NHL; the award - winning Many Rivers Home, a personal story about seniors living in assisted care at the end of life; and Warrior Boyz, examining the long-running gang scene unique to the Indo-Canadian enclave of BC’s Lower Mainland. Sangra has previously sat on the board of the Documentary Organization of Canada and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival.

Credit

  • ProducerSelwyn JACOB
  • Cast Jeeti POONI,Kira POONI,Salakshana POONI
  • Screenwriter Baljit SANGRA
  • Cinematography Grant BALDWIN
  • Sound Eva MADDEN

WORLD SALES

 National Film Board of Canada / festivals@nfb.ca