Interview: Nisha Pahuja

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OCan and CKCU FM93.1’s A Luta Continua presents a series of Conversations with Canadian Creatives hosted by Monique. This episode features Nisha Pahuja, writer/director of To Kill a Tiger, which premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was named to TIFF’s annual year-end Canada’s Top Ten list for 2022.

Nisha Pahuja is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, based in Toronto, Ontario. Her credits include To Kill a Tiger, winner of 19 awards from festivals including TIFF, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Doc Aviv and the Canadian Screen awards. The film will be released theatrically in the US in the Fall of 2023.

In To Kill a Tiger, Ranjit, a farmer in Jharkhand, India, takes on the fight of his life when he demands justice for his 13-year-old daughter, the survivor of sexual assault. In India, where a rape is reported every 20 minutes and conviction rates are less than 30 percent, Ranjit’s decision to support his daughter is virtually unheard of, and his journey unprecedented.

Update 2024-01-23: To Kill a Tiger is an Oscar Nominee for Documentary Feature Film!

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Jith Paul is an independent filmmaker based in Ottawa. While pursuing a career as a software engineer, he decided to take a detour to follow his passion for film and filmmaking, establishing Treepot Media in 2010.

He is a co-founder of the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival, and editor of the film613 blog.

When he is not busy fighting crime, he coordinates the efforts of an international team of software developers and service providers as the Team Lead for Digital Development at CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel.