SAFF 2022 Sunday Morning Matinee

20nov10:00 am12:30 pmSAFF 2022 Sunday Morning MatineeSunday | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM | The Frida Cinema | Theater 2 | Sunday Morning Matinee

Event Details

This session starts at 10:00 AM with 5 films and 2-1/2 hours of programming in theater 2. 

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

Session Program


A young Sikh woman living in France learns to balance her Western, Punjabi, and Sikh identities. Growing up in the hardscrabble neighborhood of Bobigny, France, Anmol uses her education in order to create a path for future women of color to follow. In doing so, she realizes she must reconcile the meanings and expectations of being both Punjabi and Sikh.


BECOMING ATMA tells the story of Atma Singh, a French man who was raised Catholic and converted to Sikhism. Atma defines his own identity by being a businessman, a yogi, a father, and much more.


Ranjit Singh, a lawyer and activist, fights against a French law that bans the wearing of religious symbols in public schools and government building. As a result of the ban, Sikh men and women have been forced to choose between their faith and education and employment.


Son of the former Chief of the Indian Army, Vivek Singh is the first elected Sikh in France. He integrates into French culture being the only sardar (Sikh Man) in his town, Condé-Sur-Vire. His integration was not easy, but he eventually learns to thrive in Normandy.


From Here is a hopeful story of artists and activists based in Berlin and New York whose lives hang in the balance of immigration and integration debates. Our protagonists move from their 20s into their 30s as they fight for citizenship, start families, and find room for creative expression. This sensitive and nuanced documentary captures their journeys to define what it means to “belong” in societies that are increasingly hostile to their existence. Filmed over a decade in two of the world’s largest immigration countries–the U.S. and Germany–their individual stories echo the millions of young people from immigrant families coming of age during this era of rising nationalism. FROM HERE showcases not only their struggles, but enormous power.

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(Sunday) 10:00 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