Nikki Gill now hosts the highlight of our Saturday program. This is when we introduce some of the Sikhlens films we have been working on this year that have
Nikki Gill now hosts the highlight of our Saturday program. This is when we introduce some of the Sikhlens films we have been working on this year that have been completed in time for our annual Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival. We regret we are not able to screen these films at the Frida Theater and see you, our dedicated Sikhlens film fans. Hopefully next year…
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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 Night at the Movies 7 PM – 9 PM PST
Sikhs Serving Humanity
As the world faced an unprecedented pandemic, food insecurity emerged as a major byproduct around the globe. In the Sikh spirit of Seva and Sarbat Da Bhalla, Sikhs internationally spread our Guru’s ideals of Langar and served local communities by the hundreds of thousands. This film highlights nine Sikh organizations from all over the world who are trying to do their part to help alleviate the global issue of hunger.
Silver Lining: The Journey of Rashpal Singh
An inspiring journey of Seva led an American Sikh towards establishing a mission for vision as a selfless act of serving his community. With sixty camps a year across the state of Punjab, Rashpal Singh Dhindhsa is the visionary behind the extensive free-of-cost eye camps for the people of rural Punjab in India. The Visionary encapsulates the journey of the United Sikh Mission that started in 2005 with its first eye camp and still continues to give back to the community of Punjab, regardless of age, caste, creed, religion, or gender.
Allegory-Episode 1: Noor-e-Tawheed, Light of Oneness
Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels, the 24-episode docuseries is a first-ever attempt to sequentially document Guru Nanak’s life journeys across nine nations as narrated in the earliest historical texts. Episode 1: ‘Noor-e-Tawheed’, the ‘Light of Oneness’, presents the tender years of the gentle valiant who ignited the spirit of Oneness.
Allegory-Episode 3: Ruhani Rawangi, Spiritual Departure
Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels, the 24-episode docuseries is a first-ever attempt to sequentially document Guru Nanak’s life journeys across nine nations as narrated in the earliest historical texts. Episode 3: ‘Ruhani Rawangi’, ‘Spiritual Departure’, presents the onset of the keen beholder’s first odyssey to observe, assimilate and disseminate ‘Tawheed’, Oneness. Guru Nanak intermingles with mystics at the seat of ‘Shakarganj’.
Seva at Sri Harmandir Sahib
At the beginning of this year, the United Sikh Mission initiated the installation of a 1.5-Megawatt Solar Power Plant at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar. The mission was to ensure an uninterrupted and clean power supply at Sri Darbar Sahib and save 33% of its annual electricity costs. The first phase of the work, supported by Sikhlens, was completed in September 2021.
The Stone That Hit Maharaja Ranjit Singh (animated)
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.
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.
(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm . (Pacific Standard Time)