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A Better Man

+ Audience discussion

17 September 2018, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
Region/Country Focus


Fierce, compassionate and searingly honest exploration of life after abuse.

During the two years they lived together as teenagers, Steve abused Attiya on a daily basis. She survived the racist insults – but his blows nearly killed her. 20 years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet: she wants to know if he is willing to take responsibility for his violent actions.

Recording their conversations as they visit a domestic-violence counsellor, as well as their high school and the apartment they shared, A Better Man tackles the issue of gender-based violence from a rarely seen angle. Despite its title, it resists catharsis or resolution to offer an intimate, raw and empowering reflection on how abuse continues to linger through both the survivor and the perpetrator’s lives, while Attiya seeks a different path towards healing and justice

Plus Audience discussion

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, as we explore restorative justice and the growing movement of men speaking out against gender-based violence, with guests including Sarah Crawford (Just Right Scotland), and representatives from Zero Tolerance and the White Ribbon campaign.

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17 September 2018, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Booking / attendance information
£10/£8/£5.50 (under 25 with valid ID)
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"An intensely personal documentary"
The Guardian

Age Advice
Recommended for 12+ years

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