Documentaries: Because We Are Girls



Official Selection - Hot Docs 2019
Opening Gala - DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2019
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.

Director:  Baljit Sangra
Writer:  Baljit Sangra
Producer:  Selwin Jacob
Cinematographer:  Grant Baldwin
Editors: Carmen Pollard, Jessica Dymond
Country:  Canada
Province:  BC
Language:  English & Punjabi
Subtitle:  Partial
Runtime:  85 minutes