Because We Are Girls
- 1h 25min
- Directed by: Baljit Sangra
Baljit Sangra's documentary is about an immigrant family who moved to Canada.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Three sisters, Jeeti, Kira and Salakshana, have been fighting for more than eight years to finally gain some form of justice against a male cousin who abused them as children. For years they stayed silent for fear of blame and punishment. As the final verdict draws near, the sisters reflect on why they stayed quiet for so long. Deciding to focus more on the family dynamics that are prevalent in Punjabi culture rather than the grisly details of abuse, this is an important documentary that shines a light on the importance of support from the people that are closest to you.
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