In this emotionally compelling short, acclaimed director Baljit Sangra shines light on North American’s oldest running Sikh Temple and the struggle it represents.
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About the Filmmaker: Baljit Sangra is a Vancouver-based filmmaker who uses documentary and factual entertainment to explore social and cross-cultural issues. A six-time Leo Award nominee, Sangra’s films have routinely premiered at festivals around the world. Her most recent project is the NFB-produced feature documentary Because We Are Girls, exploring the impact of sexual abuse on a family. Her previous documentaries include the award-winning Many Rivers Home, a personal story about seniors living in assisted care at the end of life; and Warrior Boyz, examining the long-running gang scene unique to the Indo-Canadian enclave of BC’s Lower Mainland; Hockey United, which follows two amateur South Asian hockey players with their eyes on the NHL. She also produced an E TV series VIVA! for CityTV; Channel M/Omni for several seasons. Baljit runs her own production company Viva Mantra films and has line produced several international projects from all over the globe. Sangra is currently a Co chair of the BC chapter of Documentary Organization of Canada and previously sat on the board the Vancouver Asian Film Festival.
A heartbreaking secret emerges for an Indo-Candian family: a relative sexually abused three of the sisters for years.