On Saturday, November 20th our program will be hosted by Nikki Gill. Nikki will begin our Saturday Matinee program by introducing several Sikhlens Talks, the first two in Punjabi. If
On Saturday, November 20th our program will be hosted by Nikki Gill. Nikki will begin our Saturday Matinee program by introducing several Sikhlens Talks, the first two in Punjabi. If you don’t understand Punjabi, join us at 11 AM when she has three more exciting speakers to tell us about.
All events are held virtually at: YouTube.com/Sikhlens
Direct Event Link: https://youtu.be/gJRJ52DKbgY
Access to this content will only be available during the allotted time slot.
Saturday Host: Nikki Gill
Nikki Gill has spent her entire life in the world of film and television production. As a teenager, she began filming and editing videos while pursuing her Bachelor of Arts at York University. Today, Nikki serves IMC among the city’s preeminent postproduction facilities as its CFO. However, in a shop as diverse as IMC, responsibilities entailed so much more than crunching numbers. The company specialized in most facets of post and demanded a highly diversified skill set from its executives. It is evident that the loyalty and dedication she has given to the company is well reflected by the shop’s slate of top-name clients; CTV, CBC, Shaw, CP Rail, Discovery, MuchMusic, YTV, are merely a few. Nikki’s vast industry experience and passion for all forms of media are also serving her well as a talented Executive Producer for TV shows such as Fight Xchange. For over 35 years, Nikki has continued to work in filmmaking. Now, Nikki continues her passion for film as one of the MCs for this year’s Sihklens Art and Film Festival.
Sikhlens Talks I (in Punjabi) 9:00 AM-10:30 AM PST
Dr. Asma Qadri – Oneness
Dr. Asma Qadri is an Associate Professor of Punjabi at the University of Punjab, Lahore with a teaching experience of more than two decades. She has also taught Punjabi at the University of California, Santa Barbara as a Visiting Research Scholar in 2013. She has done her Post Doctorate from the University of California. Dr. Qadri has published various books in Pakistan and India. She has also published her research articles in different research journals. She has delivered lectures and talks on her work in the U.S, Canada, UK, and Pakistan. Her major work is on interfaith, Sufism, and Punjabi philosophy focusing on the poetry of Baba Farid, Baba Guru Nanak, and Najm Hosain Syed. Her work on the literature and poetry of Guru Granth Sahib is very unique and thought-provoking.
Faqir Saifuddin – The Glorious Sikh Empire and Maharaja Ranjeet Singh
Faqir Saifuddin is the director and curator of the Fakir Khana Museum Lahore, the Largest and privately-owned Prestigious Museum in South Asia, owned by the Fakir family. The museum’s collection consists of approximately 20,000 pieces of art and artifacts mostly from the 18th to 20th centuries, including a small collection of Gandharan artifacts. The collection also contains numerous gifts bestowed to the Fakir family by Ranjit Singh as well as 10,000 manuscripts, 180 displayed miniature paintings, Sikh-era textiles, statuary, pottery, and carved ivory pieces.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 10:30 am . (Pacific Standard Time)