SAFF 2022 Childrens Session

19nov9:50 am12:30 pmSAFF 2022 Childrens SessionSaturday | 9:50 AM – 12:30 PM | The Frida Cinema | Theater 1 | Animation and Storytelling

Event Details

On Saturday, November 19th we will host programs in two theaters at The Frida Cinema. This session starts at 9:50 AM with over 2-hours of childrens programming in theater 1. 

The Frida CinemaTHEATER 1
305 E 4th St #100
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Theater 1 opens at 9:30 for the Children’s session. Children can be dropped off for a program of animated films and book readings which begins at 9:50 AM.

Session Program


Harijot Singh has been creating audio stories for SikhNet for many years. More recently SikhNet has been committing the stories to video. The animated film The Stillness of Guru Teg Bahadur involved making an original translation of Sikh history texts that hadn’t previously been available in English. GurGaddi: Panth & Granth involved a lot of extra behind the scenes and Guru Gobind Singh and The Lesson of Seva teaches a value that modern youth need to learn. 

The Stone That Hit M. Ranjit Singh


This episode from the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh shows his wisdom and large-heartedness and has been dramatized in this 3D animation. Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the 19th Century Emperor of Punjab, was riding through the capital city of Lahore. He was on top of an Elephant and there was great rejoicing to celebrate another victory by his general Hari Singh Nalwa. As they rode through a street, a stone came flying over a wall and struck Ranjit Singh on his forehead.


The Koh-I-Noor diamond, the largest and the most precious diamond in the world mined around 5000 years ago in India was the Jewel in the Crown of many Indian Maharajas but was looted along with many other precious jewels by the Iranian Afghani ruler Nadir Shah in the 14th century and then became part of Afghanistan’s Rulers. This story traces the diamond’s Journey and how Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the ruler of the richest Indian Kingdom of Punjab, managed to get this diamond back to India by using his troops to save Shah Shuja of Afghanistan who had inherited the diamond but then refused to part with the diamond which had been promised in return for his safety. Instead, he lied that the diamond was no longer in his possession. But the Maharaja using his spies along with his clever wit and diplomacy managed to extricate this diamond from Shah Shuja of Afghanistan in the 19th century.

Peaceful Mind

Peaceful Mind (animated)

“Peaceful Mind” is a short, animated film that shows how we can stay calm in today’s stressful world and feel peace in our life by making small changes in our thinking. 


The Guru’s Song features the new single, Amazing God. The animation and Sikh nursery rhyme was created to help educate children and parents of all faiths of the names of the Sikh Gurus while also taking them on a magical journey of simran.


Come To See My Guru is a beautiful animation that features the song from the No 1 album ‘My Best Friend’ and artwork from the The Khalsa Family children’s book series. “Come To See My Guru” is inspired by the song. The animation takes you through all the wonderful things that happen within a Gurdwara however with a magical twist.

Stories Read by Natasha Kaur and Kristeen Singh

Programming is subject to change without notice.
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November 19, 2022 9:50 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-07:00)

The Frida Cinema

305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana. Parking is located behind the theater at the cross streets of E. 5th Street and N. Spurgeon Street.

The Frida Cinema