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Tigers + Stalls and Q&A

Ayan (Emraan Hashmi) is a young, recently married salesman who gets a job peddling locally made drugs to pharmacies and doctors. Despite the fact that the Pakistani-manufactured pharmaceuticals he sells are much cheaper than those sold by Western competitors, no one will trust or buy products that lack major brand names. His wife encourages him to apply for a job with Lasta, a large multinational, and Ayan is hired on a trial basis. It’s not long before his natural charm and knack for glad-handing make him into a minor star, and Lasta expands his responsibilities. However, one day he is devastated to see first-hand what the selling of baby formula really means in certain cases. Shocked, Ayan sets out to challenge the system and the powers that be.

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.

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.

The film will be introduced by Councillor Bridget Petty, Mother of two and Executive Member for Climate Emergency and the Environment and North Somerset Council Public Health Team. There will be Breastfeeding support available before and after with stalls from Peer Supporters and Breastfeeding counsellors. After the film there will be an opportunity for questions with Lucy Webber – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

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Run Time: 120 minutes

Rating: PG