On the night of a family wedding in Jharkand, India, Ranjit fears the worst after waking up to find his daughter is not home. Dragged…
Nisha Pahuja is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto. Her credits include the series Diamond Road (2008 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Series), Bollywood Bound (2002 Gemini Award nominee) and 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; Best Canadian Documentary, Vancouver Film Critics Association; Sundance Film Forward Program 2014). Her short film about the Delhi gang rape made for Global News’ 16×9 was the recipient of an Amnesty International media award for Canadian journalism in 2015.
In 2014 Nisha was invited to be a Resident Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center and later served on their arts selection panel from 2016-2020.
Her latest film, To Kill a Tiger, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Since then, it’s won 13 awards including Best Documentary Feature Palm Springs International Film Festival, three Canadian Screen awards including the Ted Rogers Award for Best Feature Length Documentary 2023 and the Beyond the Screen Award at Doc Aviv 2023. To Kill a Tiger was voted a TIFF Canada’s top ten for 2022 and is slated for a US theatrical release in fall 2023.
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