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Because We Are Girls

Baljit Sangra
2019 | 1 h 25 min
A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. After remaining silent for nearly two and a half decades, the sisters finally decide to come forward—not only to protect other young relatives, but to set an example for their daughters as well.

Awards and distinctions

  • Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Documentary
    Vancouver Film Critics Association Awards, Vancouver
    2020
  • Best Canadian Feature Award
    Asian Film Festival, Vancouver
    2019
  • Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature Award – Grant Baldwin
    Asian Film Festival, Vancouver
    2019
  • Best Director for Canadian Feature Award
    Asian Film Festival, Vancouver
    2019
  • Audience Choice Award
    Reel World Film Festival, Toronto
    2019
  • Volunteer Choice Award
    Doxa - Documentary Film and Video Festival, Vancouver
    2019