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Drawing the Tiger

A Sun­dance Insti­tute Documentary

Draw­ing the Tiger (direct­ed by Amy Ben­son and Scott Squire) presents the idea that edu­cat­ing young women in devel­op­ing coun­tries can be a road towards com­bat­ing glob­al pover­ty. But it can also be a dan­ger­ous road. The film paints an inti­mate por­trait of the price one fam­i­ly pays for what they believed would be their gold­en oppor­tu­ni­ty. Filmed over sev­en years, it is the sto­ry of an untouch­able vil­lage fam­i­ly in Nepal whose bright­est child, Shan­ta, is award­ed a char­i­ty schol­ar­ship to attend school in the cap­i­tal city. When she doesn’t return home, the fam­i­ly is forced to sur­vive with­out her and the oppor­tu­ni­ty they believed could turn their lives around. Draw­ing the Tiger is a pow­er­ful film that explores Shanta’s life, her world and her family’s life, and what hap­pens when not every­thing goes as anticipated.

Released in 2015
Run­ning time: 94 minutes

6:00 pm on Fri., Nov. 6th at Fri­day Har­bor House
10:00 am on Sat., Nov. 7th at SJCT’s Whit­ti­er Theater