Because We Are Girls

83 MIN. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Raised in a conservative Indo-Canadian household, three sisters were haunted by a childhood secret: they were survivors of sexual abuse by an older relative. Twenty-five years later, they break their silence in order to set an example for their daughters and protect other young relatives. Documentarian Baljit Sangra turns her empathetic lens on these courageous women’s search for justice, crafting a moving portrait of their healing journey and a tribute to women’s strength in the face of profound trauma.