If you have seen the film Tigers then you may be interested to know more about the true events dramatised in the film.

The true story dramatised as Tigers

Baby Milk Action acted as consultants to the filmmakers and has produced the booklet “The true story dramatised as Tigers” with background details, what happened after the events in the film and what is happening now. This is available at screenings of the film and will be added to our online shop in due course.


How the film came about

Frank Cottrell-Boyce proposed the film project to Baby Milk Action after reading our newsletter article about Syed Aamir Raza’s evidence of Nestlé baby milk marketing practices in Pakistan – and Nestlé’s efforts to keep this out of the media. It took many years for the film to become a reality, with the final script written by the director, Danis Tanovic, and UK producer, Andy Paterson.

Read the original article on our archive site: Update 27 – Milking Profits summary.

Once the film has gone on general release, will be posting further information about the real events dramatised in the film, what happened next and what is happening now.

The people and organisations represented in the film (to be expanded).

aamiremraantiff080914smAyan (played by Emraan Hashmi) represents Syed Aamir Raza. Left: Emraan Hashmi meets Aamir and his wife Shafqat for the first time at the World Premiere of Tigers in Toronto.

The HUB represents the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), including the Network for Consumer Protection in Pakistan, AGB in Germany and Baby Milk Action in the UK member.

Maggi (played by Maryam D’Abo), from the HUB, represents the IBFANers who helped Aamir, including Tracey Wagner-Rizvi at the Network Pakistan, Andreas Adelberger at AGB and Baby Milk Action’s Patti Rundall and Mike Brady.

Report with evidence from NestlŽ whistleblower Syed Aamir Raza. 1999.

The publication prepared by the HUB in the film is called “Making a Difference”. The real report was called “Milking Profits” and can be downloaded as a pdf.

Syed Aamir Raza and Mike Brady talk about the true events at a Q&A at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights.

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