Tigers + Panel Discussion
Starring: Danny Huston, . Geetanjali, Emraan Hashmi
Duration: 130 min
From Oscar-winning director, Danis Tanovic (NO MAN’S LAND) comes a true story, 12 years in the making. A Pakistani salesman, employed by Nestle, one of the world's largest corporations, learns that his promotion of baby formula to doctors is causing babies to die. He risks everything to make it stop, taking on the industry with the help of Cambridge-based Baby Milk Action.
A BBC Films/UK Film Council version of the film was halted weeks before production; with defamation laws operating as ‘guilty until proven innocent’ the huge potential costs of defending a true story in court meant that a transnational company could prevent a true story being told simply by virtue of its deep pockets. A few years later Indian producers Prashita Chaudhary and Guneet Monga finally made the film possible.
With a breakthrough performance from Bollywood favourite Emraan Hashmi and a cast including Danny Huston, Geetanjali Thapa, Khalid Abdalla, Maryam d’Abo and Satyadeep Misra, TIGERS was shot in the Indian Punjab and London. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and in Official Competition at San Sebastian.
This first showing of TIGERS in Cambridge will be followed by a Q&A with Syed Aamir Raza - the real whistleblower and former Nestlé employee - who now lives in Toronto. Also on the panel will be co-writer and producer Andy Paterson (GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, THE RAILWAY MAN) and Patti Rundall, the Policy Director of Baby Milk Action and a character in the film.
TIGERS is highly relevant for all those concerned about uncontrolled corporate power and malpractice, its impact on health and the struggle to get the truth out to the public.
General admission screenings
- Wed 27th Mar