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 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 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.

To view film trailer and additional screening locations see below.

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


Film Screenings 2019: (additional screenings added regularly, please check back soon)
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
July 5-7,11,13  Vancouver – VIFF theatrical release ticket purchase click here
June 6                 Vancouver – Reel Causes in partner with Family Services of Greater Vancouver ticket purchase  click here
May 1 – 3            Toronto – Hot Docsticket purchase  click here
May 3, 7, 12       Vancouver – DOXA ticket purchase click here

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