JAYU Last Tuesdays Screening: A Better Man

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A Better Man offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility.

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Content Warning: The film has graphic descriptions of intimate partner violence which may be painful for viewers. Please exercise the necessary self-care.

Join JAYU for the latest addition of the Last Tuesdays Virtual Screening Series with Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman's A Better Man.

"On a hot summer night 22 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—as well as an important starting point for Steve. For the first time ever, he speaks of the abuse and cracks opens the door to dealing with the past.

Illuminating a new paradigm for domestic-violence prevention, A Better Man offers a fresh and 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, whether it’s in their own relationships or as part of a broader movement for social change."

This screening is open captioned and will be immediately followed by a Q&A with producer Christine Kleckner and Dr. Tod Augusta-Scott at 7:30 PM on Facebook Live with an ASL Interpreter.

We hope to see you there. Until then, make sure to stay healthy and wash your hands.

Community Partner: Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape

Festival Partners: Hot Docs and Breakthroughs Film Festival

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