SAFF 2022 Saturday Morning Matinee

19nov9:45 am12:30 pmSAFF 2022 Saturday Morning MatineeSaturday | 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM | The Frida Cinema | Theater 2 | Saturday Morning Matinee

Event Details

On Saturday, November 19th we will host programs in two theaters at The Frida Cinema, starting at 9:45 AM, we have over 2-hours of films to keep you entertained. The theater is located at:

The Frida CinemaTHEATER 2
305 E 4th St #100
Santa Ana, CA 92701

At 9:45 AM, in Theater 2 we will host five films submitted to Sikhlens by Sikh filmmakers. The films include the films listed below.

Session Program


Why would someone vandalize a war memorial? When veteran Aatma Singh witnesses The Lions of the Great War monument being vandalized, his family jump to their own conclusions and seek revenge. Their actions end in terrible consequences.


This film looks to the Battle of Amritsar as a guiding light to the future rather than a painful memory of the past. By connecting viewers with the spirit of Sikh struggles embodied by the warriors, the film is a soulful exploration of a momentous event in Sikh history. Based on interviews of those present throughout the battle, the film will take a deeper look at what the Battle of Amritsar means for the Sikh panth through the eyes of those who witnessed and participated directly.

While many documentaries and videos have been produced revolving around June 1984, many have been plagued by the influence of state propaganda or have focused on outlining the technical details and immediate sequence of events leading up to the battle. Instead, this documentary stands out as one which goes much deeper than merely seeking to justify or contextualize Sikh resistance.

Interlaced with powerful archival footage, a traditional Sikh soundscape, and soul-piercing poetry, this film is an artistic tapestry that seeks to capture the soul of Sikh resistance.

Facing a myriad of similar challenges and provocations today, the film revisits the Battle of Amritsar from a Sikh perspective to learn from those gurmukhs (Guru-oriented beings) about how to face our situation today with similar clarity and fortitude.

Programming is subject to change without notice.
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(Saturday) 9:45 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-08:00)

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