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Oscar-nominated documentary focuses on sexual abuse in India

'To Kill A Tiger' chronicles father's quest to achieve justice for his teenage daughter

A scene from "To Kill A Tiger": Directed by Indian-born Canadian Nisha Pahuja, the documentary has won over 25 awards at international film festivals. (All photos by Mrinal Desai)

CHENNAI -- It is often said that a daughter's first hero is her father. In the Oscar-nominated documentary "To Kill a Tiger" (2022), 13-year-old Kiran's father Ranjit faces down official pressure and death threats to seek justice after his daughter is gang raped after attending a wedding in her Indian village.

The film, directed by the Indian-born Canadian moviemaker Nisha Pahuja, is the third India-related documentary in three years to be nominated for an Academy Award in the documentary feature category, following "All That Breathes" (2022) in 2023 and "Writing with Fire" (2021) in 2022. "The Elephant Whisperers" (2022), directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, won last year in the best short documentary category.

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