To Kill A Tiger

Academy Award® Nominee - Best Documentary Feature Film|Streaming Now Worldwide on Netflix

Campaign Team

Nisha Pahuja
Director & Producer

Nisha Pahuja is an Oscar-nominated, Peabody and Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto. Her latest film, TO KILL A TIGER, had its world premiere at TIFF where it won the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Since then, it’s garnered 27 awards including the Best Documentary Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival and three Canadian Screen awards. The film grew out of a long career of addressing various human rights issues, notably violence against women in India. In 2015, she won the Amnesty International media award for Canadian journalism after making a short film about the Delhi bus gang rape for Global News. Pahuja’s other past credits include the multi-award-winning THE WORLD BEFORE HER (2012 Best Documentary Feature, Jury Award Winner, Tribeca Film Festival; Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs; TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten; Best Documentary nominee, Canadian Screen Awards, the series Diamond Road (2008 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Series) and Bollywood Bound (2002 Gemini Award nominee).

Executive Producer & Impact and Film Campaign Producer

A veteran of non-fiction work as both director and producer, Geeta Sondhi’s credits include shorts, feature length films and series. Geeta has also programmed films for TIFF, worked alongside doc luminaries at the NFB, managed funding programs for Ontario Creates and pioneered web programming for ExtendMedia. Recent directing credits include TV docs The Art of Losing Things on aging (CBC, POV, Doc Channel, NHK-Japan, SBC-Sweden); and Stand Up Toronto! on the politics of race and comedy (TVO, DOC Channel). Her acclaimed viral online short 100 & Counting: Secrets to a Long Life has over 27 million views (CBC Gem). Most recently Geeta was Creative Producer on Deepa Mehta & Sirat Taneja’s ground-breaking doc I Am Sirat (TIFF, VIFF and BFI London Film Fest 2023). She is currently producing the Awards and Impact Campaign for Nisha Pahuja’s, Oscar-nominated and globally acclaimed To Kill A Tiger. Originally from Kenya, Geeta resides in Canada.

Theatrical Distribution Consultant

Annalisa Shoemaker is a creative producer, distributor, and founder of Suncatcher Productions. Her goal is to offer audiences intentional, representative stories that awaken - especially about women, people with disabilities, and the environment. Her current theatrical releases include TO KILL A TIGER, SOMETHING YOU SAID LAST NIGHT, and GO ON, BE BRAVE. Prior to Suncatcher, Annalisa spent over a decade leading theatrical distribution campaigns at Amazon Studios and Focus Features and was the associate producer of the feature documentary THE LAST ANIMALS. In 2023, she was selected for Film Independent’s Producing Lab.

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Campaign Manager

Mariam Zaidi is a filmmaker, film programmer, and arts manager based in Toronto. Alongside her independent film work, Zaidi is currently a film programmer at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Campaign Assistant

Kiki Adams is a filmmaker and production assistant. Adams currently acts as the Children's Education and Production Assistant as well as assists Special Events, Festival, and Programming at the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival in Massachusetts. Adams' skill set lies in producing and programming documentaries focused on her passion and interest in history and children's education.

Outreach & Impact Manager

Zainab Sultan is an award-winning journalist and a documentary filmmaker. She was raised in Saudi Arabia and spent several years working as a journalist in Doha, Qatar where she developed a passion for storytelling. She is also on the steering committee of Bitchitra Collective: Indian women in Documentary, an organization advocating for the collective rights of women and non-binary filmmakers of Indian origin in US and India. Her work has been featured in Columbia Journalism Review, Al Jazeera English, U.S. News, Deutsche Welle, Mic, The Hindu, TRT World and others. Her short, Worthy of Love, won a Goldziher award. She is a graduate of the documentary program at Columbia University and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two kids.

Outreach Manager

Toronto based literary and film consultant Meenakshi Alimchandani specialises in South Asian literature and film. Meenakshi has been the Campaign and Outreach Manager for the award winning documentary To Kill A Tiger made by the acclaimed film maker Nisha Pahuja. She has also been the Canadian publicist for the renowned filmmaker Anand Patwardhan’s film The World is Family which premiered at TIFF 2023. She has curated the South Asian Segment of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, The Toronto International Book Fair as well as the Tartan Turban Secret Summer Readings. Meenakshi consults for Canadian publishers and promotes well-known authors like William Dalrymple, Gurucharan Das, Amitava Ghosh, M.G Vassanji, Anar Ali, Lisa Ray and Ruby Lal to name a few. She has been a moderator at the JLF Toronto 2019 and 2021 as well as at the Author Evenings at the Aga Khan museum and the Oakville Centre for the Arts. Additionally, she has been a speaker at the Jaipur Bookmark (Jaipur Literature Festival), the Apeejay Kolkata Litfest as well as the Kerala Litfest. Meenakshi is the co-coordinator of a Book Club called Books that Bind which is focussed on diverse and multicultural literature.

Campaign Partner

Equality Now

community partners

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Campaign Credits

Impact Campaign Generously Supported By
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Individual Supporters
Deven Carse
Ena Chadha, Beesham A. Seecharan, Rahul Dubey
Anita Bhatia