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The Widow Colony

Directed by Harpreet Kaur
Produced by Manmeet Singh
India's Unsettle Settlement

Overview

Genre
Human Rights and History
Synopsis

The Widow Colony is a film that takes an in-depth look into the lives of the widows of the Sikh men who were killed in the anti-Sikh massacre of November, 1984. Along with the testimonies of the widows, supplemented with imagery of the killings and destruction that followed after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the film conveys the intensity of the tragedy that occurred 22 years ago. In the capital, New Delhi, in 3 days over 4,000 men were killed, over 1,300 women widowed and over 4,000 children were left fatherless. The film is provocative and scintillating in its effect but, what it achieves in doing most effectively is conveying the trauma that still haunts the lives of these widows. The film, directed by Harpreet Kaur, explores the suffering of these women, their battle for justice and their struggle for survival in India. In addition to film festivals and the Smithsonian Museum, it has screened at the Canadian & UK Parliament and at the United States Congress.

Stage
finished
Running time
60, 20 or 73 minutes

Credits

  • Harpreet Kaur ... Director
  • Harpreet Kaur ... Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Co-Editor
  • Manmeet Singh ... Producer
  • Sonia Anguiano ... Production Assistant
  • Josh Johnson ... Editor
  • Derak Berban ... Editor
  • Wesly Hatley ... Editor
  • Yvonne DeLeon ... Narrator

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Sach Productions
Country
India
Years of Production
2 months
Locations
India, USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2006
Festivals
• Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2006 • Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto 2006 • DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival 2006 • Spinning Wheel Film Festival, California, Toronto, NY 2006 • South Asian International Film Festival, New York 2006 • Inde
Awards
• Female Eye Film Festival- Best Documentary • South Asian International Film Festival- Best Documentary & Favorite Film Overall • Presented by Mayor of Gaithersburg City, MD -Certification of Recognition
Language
Panjabi & English
Subtitles
English

Photos

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