Because We Are Girls

Because We Are Girls is a Canadian documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada and directed by renowned Canadian director Baljit Sangra.

The documentary shares the impact sexual abuse has had on the lives of Jeeti, the Pooni Sisters and her family as well as the social and cultural beliefs that hinder little girls and women even today.

We are excited to announce Because We Are Girls is available on Amazon Prime and the NFB Youtube channel.

Because We Are Girls had its World premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto, North America’s largest documentary festival,  May 1-3, 2019. The film was chosen to open the DOXA film festival in Vancouver, premiering May 3, 7, and 12, 2019, with continuous SOLD out sreenings. The film has also garnered many awards.

To view film trailer and additional screening locations see below.

To book Jeeti as a speaker for your event click here.

2020 Film Screenings: (additional screenings added regularly, please check back soon)

July 20                  WorldWide release on Amazon Prime, watch now through your Amazon Prime service.
July 08                  Canada – Online release, watch for free on click here or NFB Youtube channel click here
March 28              Cancelled due to Covid-19 – London UK  & all USA screenings in Los Angelos, San Francisco & San Diego
March 28              Cancelled due to Covid-19 – London, UK – UK Asian Film Festival click here
March 12              Squamish BC – Courtesy of Squamish Public Library and Howe Sounds Women’s Centre
March 8                Public Library – International Women’s Day special screenings 25+ various locations across Canada
March 5                New Westminister BC – Douglas College courtesy of Seren Friskie click here
March 4-5            Glasgow, Scotland – Glasgow Film Festival click here
February 29        Salt Spring – Salt Spring Island Film Festival click here
February 27        Edmonton – Courtesy of Metro Cinema, Edmonton Movie Club, SVAAN and NFB click here 
February 21        Vancouver – KDocsFF click here
February 20        Kamloops – Kamloops Film Festival click here
February 2          Brampton – Courtesy of Laadliyan, Tina Singh, Cineplex SilverCity Brampton and more click here
January 30         Surrey – KDocsFF Surrey campus free admission
January 28         Kaslo BC – North Kootney Lake Community Services


2019 Film Screenings:
November 16    Calgary – Marda Loop Justice Film Festival free admission
November 9       Vancouver Asian Film festival ticket purchase click here
November 7,8   Waterloo – Zonta Film Festival more info
November 3       Williams Lake – Williams Lake Film Club/Paradise Cinemas/NFB more info
November 1       Abbotsford – Community Awareness Team more info
October 24         Surrey – KDocsFF Surrey campus free admission
October 19         Toronto – Reel World Film Festival ticket purchase click here
October 9           Toronto – Hot Docs Ted Rodgers Cinema ticket purchase click here
October 5           Seattle, WA – Tasveer Film Festival ticket purchase click here
September 27  Surrey – Surrey Civic Theatre in partner with Sahara Services ticket purchase click here
Sept 17               Halifax – Atlantic Film Festival more info
August 29          Korea – Seoul International Film Festival more info 
June 6                 Vancouver – Reel Causes in partner with Family Services of Greater Vancouver ticket purchase  click here
July 5-7,11,13  Vancouver – VIFF theatrical release ticket purchase click here
May 3, 7, 12       Vancouver – DOXA ticket purchase click here
May 1 – 3            Toronto – Hot Docsticket purchase  click here

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