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Film Night: Because We Are Girls

Three women standing side by side looking off in the distance

Film Night: Because We Are Girls

Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time:
September 27, 2019 at 7:30pm

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$12 (General Seating)

Presented by:

Presented in Partnership with Sahara Services

Curated in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada

Directed by Baljit Sangra

A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town BC must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. This film had sold-out screenings at the DOXA Festival.

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“The film’s innate humanism, and the thoughtful qualities of its sisterly subjects, emphasize their disturbing past without sensationalizing it.”—Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight

"A chance to see the film that took Doxa by storm, in your own backyard."—Neil Scott, City of Surrey Performing Arts Programmer

Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes plus talkback, no intermission

Audience Advisory

Mature themes and strong language.

Content Notification: Film contains sexual violence trigger material.

Suggested Ages: 16+

Counsellors are available for emotional support.

Show Extras

Arrive early to see a display of artworks on the theme of sexual abuse.

Stay after the film for a moderated panel discussion with a Q&A.

About the Series

This show is part of the Film Series. Connect with stories about overcoming adversity and finding strength within. See all 3 feature films (plus 3 shorts) in the series for $27. Available until September 27, 2019.