$5

"A Better Man" Film Screening & Discussion

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The People's Forum

320 West 37th Street

New York, NY 10018

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Event description

Description

Let's talk about addressing restorative and transformative justice in our lives and work. Women, Action & the Media invite you to a screening of the award-winning documentary, A Better Man, followed by a discussion. Seating is limited so please RSVP.


A Better Man (Canada, 2017, 79 minutes)

Watch the film's trailer

On a hot summer night 20+ years ago, 18-year-old Attiya Khan ran through the streets, frightened for her life. She was fleeing her ex-boyfriend Steve, who’d been abusing her on a daily basis. Now, all these years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet. She wants to know how he remembers their relationship and if he is willing to take responsibility for his violent actions.

This emotionally raw first meeting, filmed by Attiya with Steve’s consent, is the starting point for “A Better Man.” The rough footage also marks a new beginning in Attiya’s own recovery process — and a starting point for Steve to speak of the abuse for the first time and open the door to dealing with the past.

The film offers a nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for their abuse. It also empowers audience members to play new roles in challenging domestic violence in their own relationships or as part of movements for social change.

Special thanks to NYC-based Women Make Movies, the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The People's Forum

320 West 37th Street

New York, NY 10018

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved