Wednesday, Date: Mar 29, 2023 Time: 4:23 pm

Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2023 is being orgainsed to Educate Entertain and Empower

Chandigarh: The annual 4th Edition of Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival, 2023 will witness the screening of as many as 20 films from 8 countries in Tagore Theatre Chandigarh on 25th Feb 2023, brought by Pinaka Mediaworks, Rolling Frames Entertainment has support of the Chandigarh Administration, the Department of Cultural Affairs (U.T), Government of Canada, and the United Sikh Mission.
The event will have the gracious presence of Diplomats from the Govt of Canada, UK who will be delivering their keynote address at the festival.
Canada-based Author and Curator, Karen Dosanjh will share her experiences in documenting and filming the hidden histories: The Sikh Migration Path to Canada.
There will be a World Premiere of two documentaries, One Beat and Hidden Histories: The Sikh Migration Path to Canada.
The Indian premiere of Okra King, Children of Partition: An Oral History of Pothoharis, Tilla Jogia, Kala Singa and Jitt De Nishaan and Badlaav will also be held.
The key highlights of the event include Trailer launch of Sikhlens Publications Book – “The Legend of 1972 – Like Hockey & Beyond”
Launch of Sikhlens Calendar 2023 – Hidden Histories: Pioneer Sikhs in Canada
A day-long program will be packed with screenings related to Sikh heritage and culture, showcasing and creating awareness for Sikh-centric work from around the world with a particular focus on cultural stories related to the Sikh and Punjabi Diaspora across 8 countries and the high-spirited philanthropic work. There will be a Gatka performance too.
Ojaswwee Sharma, India Head & Festival Director, Sikhlens India informed that already 3 successful festivals in 2020, 2021, and 2022 respectively had been held. This year there is a great line-up of original films, a large pre-event symposium, book and calendar launches, a performance, and a large display of heritage art and books from around the world for the city audience this year. Our focus this year is on the diversity of the Sikh Diaspora and the inclusion of Community Initiatives. People of all age groups will find their interest, in either film, the symposium, the unique never-seen-before display, and performances planned for this year.

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