Special Screening: The Black Prince - Theater 2
The Black Prince Two Kingdoms collide The epic story of a boy King who was stolen from his home and must discover himself years later in order to regain the Kingdom of
The Black Prince
Two Kingdoms collide
The epic story of a boy King who was stolen from his home and must discover himself years later in order to regain the Kingdom of Punjab.
After the tragic death of his father, the boy King of Punjab was torn away from his mother and brought to live amongst the British elite, the very people who claimed his Kingdom as their own. Now, in an act of defiance of Queen Victoria and those who nurtured him into a fine leader, he must set off on a journey of self-discovery to reclaim his identity, his faith, and the Kingdom of Punjab.
Based on a true story, Maharaja Duleep Singh was the boy King of Punjab before it was absorbed by the British Empire in the mid 19th century. He was torn from his throne, separated from his mother, and sent to be reared in England at the age of fifteen. Now a young man haunted by broken memories of his early past, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in Britain, seeking out his long lost mother to answer his burning questions. Duleep makes a daring journey of self-discovery in order to reclaim his identity, his faith, and the Kingdom that is rightfully his. Reconverting back to Sikhism leaves him spiritually free, but in the end, he is unable to defeat the mighty British Empire, and he dies a lonely pauper in a Parisian hotel. His struggle inspired Sikhs to continue the fight for freedom until India regained its independence from British Imperialism in 1947 and the Sikh Kingdom was divided into India and Pakistan.