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September 29, 2020

Last Tuesdays: A Better Man

Hosted by JAYU

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

A Better Man offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility.

Content Warning: The film has graphic descriptions of intimate partner violence which may be painful for viewers. Please exercise the necessary self-care.

Join JAYU for the latest addition of the Last Tuesdays Virtual Screening Series with Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman’s A Better Man.

“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 actions.

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.”

This screening is open captioned and will be immediately followed by a Q&A with producer Christine Kleckner and Dr. Tod Augusta-Scott at 7:30 PM on Facebook Live with an ASL interpreter.


  • JAYU

    401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8, Canada

    info@jayu.ca (416) 712-3477

    JAYU is a registered Canadian charity and a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect.

    We believe strongly that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world.

    Guided by our dedicated team of staff, artists, educators and our Board of Directors, our year-round programming includes our annual Human Rights Film Festival, our iAM arts and social justice training program, The Hum Podcast and our Human Rights Screening Series.