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A Better Man

Attiya Khan & Lawrence Jackman
2017 | 79 min

Prizes and awards

  • Top Twenty Audience FavoriteHot Docs 2017

  • Official SelectionAtlantic International Film Festival 2017

  • Sabeen Mehmud Award for Courage in CinemaMosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionPEI Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionDOC NYC 2017

  • Official SelectionGimli Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionDocumenta 2017

  • Official SelectionSan Diego Asian Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionSt-John’s International Women's Film & Video Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionVisioni dal Mondo, Milan 2017


Long Synopsis


CO-DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT - ATTIYA KHAN


CO-DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT - LAWRENCE JACKMAN


The Social Issue

Trailer


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Clip 2


Clip 3


Clip 4


Promotional Materials

Images


Attiya Khan running.

Attiya and Steve - old photos.

Attiya Khan & Alex Mazer
Marina Dempster
Photo: Marina Dempster

Attiya Khan & Sollange Umwali
Marina Dempster
Photo: Marina Dempster

Lawrence Jackman & Attiya Khan
Marina Dempster
Photo: Marina Dempster

Marina Dempster
Photo: Marina Dempster


Attiya and Steve at the coffee shop.

Team


Attiya Khan
Writer, Co-Director


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Photo : Jennifer Rowsom




Lawrence Jackman
Co-Writer, Co-Director, Editor


Photo
Photo : Jennifer Rowsom




Christine Kleckner
Producer (Intervention Productions Inc.)


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Photo : Jennifer Rowsom




Sarah Polley
Executive Producer


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Photo : Denise Cronenberg




Anita Lee
Executive Producer (NFB)


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Photo : NFB




Jane Jankovic
Executive Producer (TVO)


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Janice Dawe
Executive Producer


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Photo : Paola Scattolon




Kathy Avrich-Johnson
Executive Producer


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Photo : Paola Scattolon




Iris Ng
Director of Cinematography


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Photo : Michael Barker




Lesley Barber
Composer


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Photo : Katherine Holland



Credits

Intervention Productions
In co-production with the National Film Board of Canada
Produced in association with TVO
A film by Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman

Written and Directed by
Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman

Producer
Christine Kleckner

Producer
Justine Pimlott

Executive Producer
Sarah Polley

Executive Producer
Anita Lee

Executive Producer, TVO
Jane Jankovic

Executive Producers
Janice Dawe
Kathy Avrich-Johnson

Director of Photography
Iris Ng

Editor
Lawrence Jackman

Music Composed by
Lesley Barber

Featuring
Attiya Khan
Steve
Tod Augusta-Scott
Alex Mazer
Elliot Mazer
Seth Martiniuk
Sollange Umwali

Associate Producer
Lori Chodos

Additional Cinematography
Jennifer Rowsom
Stan Barua
Marcus Matyas
Curry Leamen
John Price
Mark Caswell

Sound Recording
Jason Hopfner
Mary Wong
Bruce Cameron

Camera Assistant
Jordan Kawai
Eva Percewicz
Stephanie Corfield

Grip
Zach Zohr
Mark Feenstra
Stefan Kuchar
David Doldersom

DIT
Set Shuter

Additional DIT
Curry Leamen
Gregory Szymanski

Production Assistant
Shane MacKinnon
Rob Chodos

Stills Photography
Marina Dempster

Title Design
Electric Square

Impact Producer
Steph Guthrie

Narration Consultant
Soraya Peerbaye

Researcher
Elizabeth Kalbfleisch

Social Media
Janette Luu

Development Production Manager
Nagmeh Phelan

Music Supervisor
Jody Colero

Transcription
Laurel Toews

Production Accountant
Candis Buder
Adriana Aviles

Accountant
Kay & Warburton

Insurance
Arthur J. Gallagher Canada

Interim Financing
Rogers Communications Inc.

Equipment Rental
Sim Digital
Charles Street Video
Joe Sutherland Rentals
William F. White International Inc.
Inspired Image Picture Company

Manager, Business Affairs
Nava Rastegar

Independent Production Officer, TVO
Linda Fong

For the NFB

Production Supervisor
Mark Wilson

Studio Administrator
Stefanie Brantner

Technical Coordinator
Marcus Matyas

Production Coordinators
Natalie van Dine
Andrew Martin-Smith

Marketing Managers
Melissa Wheeler
Amanda Laukys

Post-Production House
Redlab Digital

Account Manager
Ahmad Ismail

DI Producer
Linda Johnston

Colourist
Jason Zukowski

Online
Dave Oliver

Audio Post Facility
Tattersall Sound & Picture

Supervising Sound Editor
Jane Tattersall

Dialogue Editor
Krystin Hunter

Sound F/X Editor
Claire Dobson

Assistant Sound Editor
Chris King

Re-Recording Mixer
Martin Lee

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer
Jesse Fellows

ADR Recordist
Marcel Ramagnano

Audio Post Project Manager
Alex Åslund

Thanks to
Peter Gibson

Musicians

Strings, Hardanger and Clarinet
Drew Jurecka

Piano, Keyboards and Programming
Lesley Barber

Recorded and Mixed by
Sydney Galbraith

Mixed at
Desert Fish Studios, Toronto

Editorial Assistance
Jakob Thiesen

Music Assistant
Iain Gardner

“Words in the Fire”
Written and Performed by Patrick Watson,
Simon Angell, Mikhail Stein, and Robbie Kuster
Licensed courtesy of Secret City Records Inc.
Published by Secret City Publishing Inc.

 

 



Press Relations

  • About the NFB

    The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries and auteur animation, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.

  • About Intervention Productions

    Intervention Productions creates paradigm-shifting documentary media that presents new modes of understanding gender-based violence. By weaving together candid personal narratives and cutting-edge fieldwork, Intervention Productions tells powerful stories that challenge dominant viewpoints and offer refreshing glimpses at the many forms that healing and justice can take. The groundbreaking 2014 Indiegogo campaign for its debut feature, A Better Man, set a new bar for crowdfunding documentary film, raising over $100,000 from donors in 30 countries and earning support from influential artists ranging from Margaret Atwood to Leslie Feist. Intervention Productions co-founders Attiya Khan and Christine Kleckner believe passionately in the power of documentary storytelling to transform our communities and the world at large. For more information and resources including their impact and outreach work, visit www.abettermanfilm.com.

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