Director: Attiya Khan & Lawrence Jackman
Screening time: 09.04.2018. 19:00
Screening location: Kino Tuškanac
Runtime: 79 min
Awards: Hot Docs 2017, Atlantic International Film Festival 2017, Sabeen Mehmud Award for Courage in Cinema: Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2017, PEI Festival 2017, DOC NYC 2017, Gimli Film Festival 2017, Documenta 2017, San Diego Asian Film Festival 2017, St-John’s International Women's Film & Video Festival 2017, Visioni dal Mondo, Milan 2017
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
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..