Because We Are Girls

Because We Are Girls

                                Because We Are Girls
| 1 h 22 min

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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.

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Because We Are Girls, Baljit Sangra, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Baljit Sangra
  • director
    Baljit Sangra
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • associate producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • director of photography
    Grant Baldwin
  • editor
    Carmen Pollard
    Jessica Dymond
  • composer
    Genevieve Vincent
  • sound designer
    Eva Madden
  • line producer
    Jennifer Roworth
  • additional cinematography
    Vince Arvidson
    Thomas Billingsley
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Henschel
    David Pullmer
    Lisa Kolisnyk
  • production manager
    Caroline Coutts
  • 1st assistant camera
    Robert Moberg
    Eva Brownstein
  • data wrangler
    Max Noel
    George Faulkner
  • gaffer
    Chase Fletcher
    Chester Dixon
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • story consultant
    Carmen Pollard
  • researcher
    Caroline Coutts
    Jeeti Pooni
  • production coordinator
    Kristyn Stilling
  • production assistant
    Alan Reid
    Jessica Young
  • assistant editor
    Ashley Lynch
    Rhea MacDonald
  • visual FX
    Bun Lee
  • graphics
    Jenny Breukelman
  • translator
    Amit Dhaumya
    Madhvi Dhaumya
  • re-recording mixer
    Shelley Craig
  • digital colourist
    Lorne Wright
  • finishing services
    Finalé Editworks
  • marketing manager
    Kay Rondonneau
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • studio administrator
    Carla Jones
  • executive producer
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom

  • None

    I agree this is a powerful documentary !!!

    None, 1 Sep 2020
  • whoamI

    Such a powerful documentary , I was riveted to my seat at the end, hoping for the most dreadful punishment for the uncle, and at last acknowledgement of what the women endured. The disappointment of seeing once again our spineless Canadian "justice" system fail miserably. This is the reason why women don't come forward - there no there is no hope of being redeemed by the courts. This is why men continue to treat women like garbage - because they know the patriarchal laws will support them and cover their gutless deeds. This video should shame every person involved in the legal system in Canada and spur on some action to have these laws changed. How can we be proud to be Canadian with such barbaric practices continuing?

    whoamI, 8 Jul 2020
  • None

    When will this documentary be available to watch online?

    None, 12 Jun 2019

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