To Kill a Tiger


The Main 4 Sat, Apr 15, 2023 6:30 PM
The Main 4 Sun, Apr 16, 2023 1:30 PM
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Festival Programs:Asian Frontiers
World Cinema
Women & Film
Documentary Competition
Release Year:2022
Runtime:125 min
Print Source:National Film Board of Canada
Culture & Society
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Human Rights
Social Justice
Asian Interest
Director:Nisha Pahuja
Executive Producer:Andy Cohen
Anita Lee
Atul Gawande
Andrew Dragoumis
Nisha Pahuja
Cornelia Principe
Producer:Cornelia Principe
Nisha Pahuja
David Oppenheim
Cinematographer:Mrinal Desai
Screenwriter:Nisha Pahuja
Editor:Mike Munn
Dave Kazala
Composer:Jonathan Goldsmith


Director Nisha Pahuja Attending.

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.

On the night of a family wedding in a village in India, Ranjit’s 13-year-old daughter is dragged into the woods and gang raped by three men. Ranjit takes on the fight of his life when he demands the accused be brought to justice. With tremendous access to all facets of the story, To Kill a Tiger charts the emotional journey of an ordinary man thrown into extraordinary circumstances—a father whose love for his daughter forces a social reckoning that will reverberate for years to come.

Director Biography

Born in New Delhi and raised in Toronto, Nisha Pahuja is an award-winning director of documentary features that have screened in festivals around the world. They include Bollywood Bound (2002), Diamond Road (2007), and The World Before Her (2012). To Kill A Tiger (2022) is her most recent film.