Opening Night - TIGER
A red carpet evening celebrating Sikh films; 2 films will be shown in this evening. Including a questions and answers session with the filmmakers. Sikhlens Presents, in association with Chapman University
A red carpet evening celebrating Sikh films; 2 films will be shown in this evening. Including a questions and answers session with the filmmakers.
Sikhlens Presents, in association with Chapman University Dodge College, A Special Presentation of The Film “TIGER”
“Some fight for the glory, others fight for their right”
Refusing to back down from his religious beliefs, a Sikh man, who was banned from the one sport he loves, fights back and embarks on his two biggest battles, one in the court room and the other in the ring.
TIGER is inspired by the true story of Pardeep Singh Nagra, a practicing Sikh man who was banned from the sport of boxing due to his religious beliefs. It stars Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke and the star of the hit television show Pretty Little Liars, Janel Parrish.
TIGER follows Pardeep’s journey as he, with the support of his coach and mentor (Mickey Rourke), must suffer the stinging humiliation and hatred of the ignorant while he battles his way through the legal gauntlet, his peers, his family and even his own self-doubt to remain true to himself and to his culture. It is within the course of these challenges, and at his weakest moment, that he discovers love (Janel Parrish).
“The Last Casualty of The Great War was his freedom.”
The true story of an Asian-American US Army soldier returning home after WWI to discover a law has passed that revokes citizenship from all Non-Caucasians and he is to be deported. Even though the war is over, he has to fight once again for the country and the ideals he was willing to give his life for.
All Quiet on the Home Front is a student thesis film based on the true story of Bhagat Singh Thind. who was an Asian-American soldier in the U.S. Army who came back from WWI to have his citizenship revoked and told to leave the U.S. due to a law passing during the war that revoked the citizenship of all non-Caucasians citizens. He stays to fight for the rights of Asians in the U.S. during the 1920’s with the help of his Irish lawyer. He ends up becoming one of the first people to go before the Supreme Court to argue the definition of an American citizen. The film stars Waris Ahluwalia (from The Grand Budapest Hotel, Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Inside Man) and Joe Coffey (from The Dodge Brothers). This film explores two very relevant themes today: ‘How do we define being an American citizen?’ and ‘How do we treat our Veterans?’.
(Friday) 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm