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Followed by cross-cultural panel discussion with Reina Sandoval-Beverly (STAND!) and Firoza Dabby (Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence); Moderated by Ulash Thakore-Dunlap (The Wright Institute).
A brave and compassionate doc, A Better Man illuminates how important it is to dialogue, to meet and speak with the enemy, in order to find a way through the fears that haunt our memories. For Attiya Khan, this happens 20 years after her abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend Steve, when she invites him to have a conversation about their two years together.
Made in collaboration with Toronto-based filmmaker Lawrence Jackman, the doc intercuts Attiya’s personal narrative with a series of intimate conversations mediated by therapist Tod Augusta-Scott, showing us how we can change the conversation on domestic abuse, especially when men take responsibility for their actions.
Initiated by one of the most successful documentary crowdfunding campaigns in Canadian history, which exceeded its stated target by 50 percent, the project is supported by public figures such as Margaret Atwood and Leslie Feist
“Among this year’s… most emotionally stunning films, A Better Man takes a brave and open-minded approach to processing trauma and healing.” – Hot Docs Festival