Past screening

To Kill a Tiger

Directed by: Nisha Pahuja
Runtime: 2h 5min Certificate: 15
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Directed by: Nisha Pahuja
Runtime: 2h 5min Certificate: 15
Topics: Sociopolitical
Last Screened: Wed 20th Dec 2023

An Indian farmer takes on the fight of his life when, against tradition and expectation, he demands justice for his daughter and long-lasting change for their community.

After his 13-year-old daughter is sexually assaulted by men from their village, Ranjit, a rice farmer, accompanies her to the police to report her attackers. The neighbours and the village are against them, and the family must muster all their strength and defiance to navigate the labyrinth of India’s courts, amidst village disapproval, threats of violence and mounting tensions.

With tremendous access to all facets of this story, To Kill a Tiger is an astutely observed and courageous examination of societal misogyny, and a source of hope for survivors in India. Winning multiple awards at film festivals across the world including Toronto and Palm Springs, it show’s how one family’s strength can force a social reckoning that will reverberate for years to come.

To Kill a Tiger deals with highly sensitive subject matter and contains depictions of sexual violence, which may be triggering for some viewers.

The screening on Thursday the 16th of November was followed by a Q&A with director Nisha Pahuja. Hosted by London Indian Film Festival programmer, Krushil Patel.