As part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to an online screening on Facebook on November 25th at 9pm.
“I wish I could have been a better man.”
On a hot summer night 22 years ago, 18-year-old Attiya Khan ran through the streets, frightened for her life. She was fleeing her ex-boyfriend Steve, who’d been abusing her on a daily basis.
Now, years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet. She wants to know how he remembers their relationship and if he is willing to take responsibility for his violent actions.
This emotionally raw first meeting, filmed by Attiya with Steve’s consent, is the starting point for A Better Man. The rough footage also marks a new beginning in Attiya’s own recovery process—as well as an important starting point for Steve. For the first time ever, he speaks of the abuse and cracks opens the door to dealing with the past.
A better man
Attiya Khan et Lawrence Jackman
Canada / 2017 / 79 min / Documentary / NFB
In partnership with National Film Board of Canada
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