Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival (Seattle)

A day of Sikh-centric films on the campus of Green River College’s Salish Hall inside the Cascade Hall.  Films screenings on Saturday, December 1st from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092

Choose your favorite cluster of movies for $10 each or get all 3 clusters and enjoy the entire day of movies for $20.

Tickets will be available at the door!

Cluster A  (2:00 – 4:00 PM)
She Who Questions A second generation Sikh Scottish woman struggles to help other “Sikh sisters” adjust to Western society. She runs an organization called Sikh Sanjog, which is devoted to giving Sikh women equal opportunities.
Lions of London This documentary reminds viewers of the enormous, and long forgotten contribution of Sikhs fighting for the British during World War I.
All Quiet on the Home Front The story of Bhagat Singh Thind, an Asian American soldier, returns home after WWI to discover a law has passed that revokes citizenship from all Non-Caucasians and he is to be deported. Even though the war is over, he has to fight once again for the country and the ideals he was willing to give his life for.
Knitted Beliefs A tapestry of harmony in Narayanpura, a neighborhood in Karachi, where Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs live together in one of the largest multi-ethnic communities in Pakistan.
Proud Mother Two insecure mothers meet at a bus stop and boast about their sons, each trying to outdo the other. Each one’s deceptive house of cards collapses when both boys show up and the truth becomes embarrassingly obvious.
Jutti Kasoori Jutti Kasoori: Walking into the Unknown: A History of Punjabi Women in California. Using archival footage and interviews, this film chronicles the extraordinary stories and contributions of the pioneering South Asian Punjabi women in California’s Central Valley.
Style With Kaur A young Sydney-based fashion designer and first ever turbaned Sikh fashion blogger fuses eastern and western cultures with her fashion.
Cluster B  (5:00 – 7:00 PM)
We Are Not Strangers A narration of the Bellingham, Washington riots, where an angry mob confront Sikh mill workers, who have to overnight leave everything behind.
Humble the Poet With tattoos and a turban, “Humble the Poet’ is a Sikh hip-hop artist based in Toronto Canada, whose message is expressed with twist. As a talented poet and performance artist, he defies traditional Sikh convention and follows his own beat as a rapper.
Proud Mother Two insecure mothers meet at a bus stop and boast about their sons, each trying to outdo the other. Each one’s deceptive house of cards collapses when both boys show up and the truth becomes embarrassingly obvious.
Tiger Style Raj and his brother, Pops, make up the popular music duo Tigerstyle, based in Glasgow. The brothers work as DJs and music producers, creating hip-hop bhangra fusion music, while promoting Sikh values.
Sikh Formaggio This film follows the work of Sikhs, and their hand in saving the Parmesan cheese industry in Northern Italy while struggling to keep their identity and beliefs.
I Run While Talking To God In the summer of 2012 the world watched on as 100-year-old Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathon runner, carried the Olympic Torch through London. The incredible 107-year-old runner tells his unbelievable tale of enduring the loss of his son, and taking up running to save his soul.
When A Tree Falls On the 30th anniversary of 1984, the film explores how the events have changed the Sikh community as a whole. Many Sikh voices were heard, ranging from those who were present during Operation Blue Star and the Delhi riots, and surviving family members, to notable 1984 historians and activists.
Ride With Pride The founder of the Sikh Motorcycle Club in Melbourne, Australia fights for exemptions for turbaned Sikhs.
Winner of Peace A young Sikh poet steps into the public eye after competing on “Australia’s Got Talent” and must walk the line between her community and personal beliefs finding solace in spoken word.
Cluster C  (7:30 – 9:00 PM)
Talk on Sikhlens and Meet the Directors Bicky Singh, Founder of Sikhlens, Harjus Singh – “All Quiet on the Home Front”, Harjeet Oberoi – “Benediction”, and Hansjeet Duggal – “Jutti Kasoori”
Benediction Understanding the meaning of God through Gurbani, a non-Sikh beggar’s life changes course from asking for alms to earning a living and self-respect.
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