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A Better Man (2017)




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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 ...


Critic Reviews for A Better Man

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

The documentary's cleverness is that it resists the roundness of resolution or catharsis, while also acknowledging that Khan and Steve will always remain some kind of asymmetrical unit.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a beautiful film that dives into deep waters, although several questions remain unanswered.

June 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's not a perfect film by any means but it explores a painful subject intelligently and respectfully.

June 8, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A Better Man deals with a hot-button issue in sensitive fashion.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

A documentary in which a couple with a history of domestic violence try to heal the wounds.

December 1, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's interesting enough.

June 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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