Netflix has secured the rights to the Oscar-contender documentary, “To Kill a Tiger.”

This compelling narrative, which delves into a father’s quest for justice in the heart of rural India, made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022 and clinched the title of best documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2023. Until its acquisition, “To Kill a Tiger” stood out as the sole nominee for the best feature documentary Oscar of the year lacking a distributor.

To Kill a Tiger | Official Trailer

Helmed by Nisha Pahuja, a director hailing from New Delhi known for “The World Before Her,” the film spans 127 minutes and follows Ranjit, a Jharkhand farmer, on a heart-wrenching journey as he seeks societal change following the gang rape of his 13-year-old daughter. This acquisition is part of Netflix’s refreshed strategy to embrace independent documentaries that steer clear of crime or celebrity-centric narratives, a move reinitiated at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. There, Netflix also acquired rights to several other notable documentaries, including “Skywalker’s,” a tale of a duo united by their passion for scaling skyscrapers, “Ibelin,” a portrait of Mats Steen, a Norwegian gamer who passed away at 25 due to a muscle disease, and “Daughters,” showcasing a dance program for young girls and their incarcerated fathers. Over the past six months, “To Kill a Tiger” has been vigorously championed by executive producers Mindy Kaling and Dev Patel, with Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently adding her support as an executive producer. The documentary was a collaborative production between Notice Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada, featuring a distinguished group of executive producers including Chopra Jonas, Patel, Kaling, Rupi Kaur, Andy Cohen, Anita Lee, Atul Gawande, Andrew Dragoumis, Shivani Rawat, among others, who have played significant roles in bringing this powerful story to the forefront.

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