To Kill A Tiger‘ gets nominated for the 96th Academy awards in the Best Documentary Feature Film category. The other nominations in the category include, Bobi Wine: The People’s President, The Eternal Memory, Four Daughters, 20 Days in Mariupol.
delves into the harrowing incident of the Jharkhand gangrape case. Directed by Nisha Pahuja based in Toronto, it highlights the disturbing events surrounding the gangrape of a 13-year-old girl in Jharkhand.The documentary brings attention to the heinous crime and explores the challenges faced by her parents in their uphill battle for justice in the aftermath.

The official synopsis reads, ‘To Kill a Tiger charts the emotional journey of an ordinary man facing extraordinary circumstances. A father whose love for his daughter forces a social reckoning that will reverberate for years to come.’

The documentary is receiving praise for its bold approach in addressing a challenging subject matter, all while keeping a strong focus on advocacy and raising awareness.

The film even received a theatrical release in North America last year, a rare accomplishment for documentaries. It has been supported by a star cast of executive producers, including British Indian actor Dev Patel, Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling, and Indo-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur.
Commenting on the film, a TIFF jury statement on the selection said, “It’s not easy to film love. In Nisha Pahuja’s To Kill A Tiger, a father defends his daughter, and together they change a village, a country and, maybe, the world.”
Pahuja, in her director’s statement, said, “The film was a record of a very painful time in their lives — but it also captured the immense love and strength of an exceptional family who had nothing to be ashamed of and nothing to hide.”
The 96th Oscars will be held on March 10. It award show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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