Canada. Direction: Attiya Khan, Lawrence Jackman. Production: Christine Kleckner, Justine Pimlott / Intervention Productions, National Film Board of Canada, TVO. Screenplay: Attiya Khan, Lawrence Jackman. Photography: Iris Ng. Music: Lesley Barber. Edition: Lawrence Jackman. Running time: 79 min
LANGUAGE: English / SUBTITLES: Spanish
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
One balmy night 22 years ago, 18-year-old Attiya Khan ran for her life from her boyfriend, Steve, who had been abusing her daily. Years later Attiya asked Steve to see her. She wanted to know what he remembered of their relationship and if he was ready to take responsibility for his abusive past. This emotionally upsetting encounter, filmed by Attiya with Steve's permission, is where the documentary begins. A Better Man also a way for Attiya to deal with her trauma and an important point of departure for Steve.
TALK: Idoia Igartua (jurist at the Basque Service of Intrajudicial Arbitration), Jorge Freudenthal (responsible of the Gakoa program for abusers rehabilitation), Gema Varona (extern assessor of the Gakoa program)