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Because We Are Girls (N/C 15+)

4-5 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA Cinema
Location of CCA Cinema


The screening on 4 March will be followed by a Q&A with Jeeti and Kira Pooni and director Baljit Sangra.

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.

Thanks to National Film Board of Canada

  • Director Baljit Sangra
  • Running Time 1h25m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Country Canada
  • Year of Production 2019
  • Language English and Punjabi with English subtitles
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