To Kill A Tiger

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

Campaign

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#StandWithHer is an international-facing campaign. We support the movement to end toxic masculinity by addressing patriarchal practices embedded in all our social systems. We recognize the role all of us must play to create a gender-just world. Male allyship is a critical piece in the work towards gender justice.
Through this campaign, we pledge to prioritize the agency, dignity, and safety of everyone involved, especially survivors, and offer fair compensation to participants. Documentary participant duty-of-care protocols are in place for the Survivor and her family. Respecting our film participants’ wishes at all times and ensuring their safety will always be our highest priority.
Key Messages

• #StandWithHer is a campaign within the larger movement for gender justice with a mission to end patriarchal practices and toxic masculinity.

• The campaign aims to build a safe world for women, girls, and all gender expressions.

• It promotes shared responsibility and the understanding that patriarchy oppresses all, and it seeks to empower sexual violence survivors through legal, policy, and cultural reforms.

The Story

The film tells the story of Ranjit, a farmer in Jharkand, India and his wife Jaganti. They seek justice for their 13 year-old daughter “Kiran” (name changed by request) after she’s sexually assaulted by three men on the night of a family wedding. Ranjit becomes a role model for healthy masculinity. “Kiran”, with strong support, is able to overcome the violence and repression inflicted upon her.

Campaign Intentions

• With our Impact Campaign Partner Equality Now, #StandWithHer will work with community organizations, such as Sakhi for South Asian Women and S.O.A.R for screenings, discussions, and cultural change initiatives in the US and India.

• The campaign addresses our urgent need to challenge deeply entrenched notions of honor and gender roles, and encourages survivors to speak out.

• It recognizes the prevalence of sexual violence and the urgent need for legal and cultural change in India, the US, and rest of the world.

• #StandWithHer aims to create a cultural shift and raise awareness about the obstacles survivors face when seeking justice.

• The campaign emphasizes the importance of male allyship and support for survivors.

• It seeks to mobilize stakeholders, engage the public, reminding audiences that sexual violence is a global human rights and political issue.

Campaign Actions

Should the family wish to attend any screenings in India or elsewhere, we will ensure the survivor and her family’s wishes are respected first and foremost.

Two types of screenings, theatrical and community. Ranjit and "Kiran" have indicated they would like to appear as speakers, along with the filmmakers, and we will continue to check in with them to ensure we are respecting duty-of-care protocols at all times. In certain screenings, experts and influencers will also participate in post-screening discussions. 

Theatrical
To Kill a Tiger began its US theatrical release October 20 in New York and Los Angeles, and is expanding outward from there to theaters across the US. 

• Screenings with other survivors and their families with a focus on healing and coalition building.
• Screenings with First responders, law enforcement and the judiciary to sensitize and influence best practices through carefully facilitated conversations with survivors.
• Screenings with men and boys to begin unpacking toxic masculinity in spaces that feel safe.
#StandwithHer needs visibility and the mobilization of different stakeholders to drive it. Building on the strength of To Kill a Tiger’s multi-award winning festival run, we’ve created a strategy to maximize visibility, engagement and support for the issues. Indiewire, The Hollywood Reporter, and New York Times have included the film in their Oscar conversations. Executive producers Dev Patel, Mindy Kaling, Rupi Kaur, and several other high-profile public influencers in media, politics, law and women’s rights will support the film's promotion and participate in some of the screenings.

We have established an extensive network of Grassroots Organizations and NGO's to partner with for screenings in a variety of venues from villages to city centres. Ranjit and “Kiran” have currently asked to appear as speakers. Respecting their wishes at all times and ensuring their wellbeing will always be our highest priority should they wish to attend screenings. 

The Orange Ribbon
Breaking the silence and confronting taboos that exist around sexual assault, we’ll create a campaign using orange ribbons—a recurring metaphor in the film and the symbol that celebrates the courage and indomitable spirit of the survivor. 

Theatrical Release - India
To ground the Orange Ribbon Campaign, we’ll create a theatrical release strategy around the film. This in turn will focus media coverage on the key issues including the prevalence of rape culture in India.

First Responders and Justice System
Many people in India give up on justice because of caste prejudice, poverty and the misogyny that exists in the legal system. It’s critical to shift the mindsets of the police, bar associations, and others in the legal profession so that their attitudes cease obstructing the pursuit of justice. We will organize screenings with lawyers, police and other members of the justice system, to invite discussion on how change can take place. 

Community 
Hosting screenings in villages in states where rape statistics and sexual violence against women and girls are highest. With the support of our NGO partners, we’ll hold segregated showings of the film for men and women. Facilitators will create the space to speak freely.