Want to see the best in Sikh Cinema ?
Come to The Kennedy Center, June 21st, 2008 for the SPINNING WHEEL FILM FESTIVAL, DC
â€˜Train to Pakistanâ€™â€¦ ,â€˜One Lightâ€™â€¦, â€˜Chardi Kalaa Down Underâ€™â€¦,â€˜In Search of my Tartan Turbanâ€™â€¦, â€˜The Making of Liverpoolâ€™â€¦, â€˜Sewa - from Paris to Tapovanâ€™â€¦and more!!
The Kaur Foundation brings this unique Film Festival to DC, showing 19 films & documentaries about Sikh heritage and culture, by film makers worldwide! Visit www.kaurfoundation.org for more information.
A weekend of Sikh cinema and celebrity gala at nationâ€™s capital brought to you by The Kaur Foundation
Leadership Awards Gala
Leaders of Todayâ€¦ Lighting the Torch for Tomorrow
Spinning Wheel Film Festival, DC A Cinematic View of the Sikh Culture
What: The Kaur Foundation will host its annual Sikh Leadership Awards Gala and the Spinning Wheel film festival, celebrating Sikh heritage and culture, in Washington, DC. (www.kaurfoundation.org)
Friday, June 20th, 2008
7:00 pm. - 11:00 pm.
Saturday, June 21st, 2008
10:30 am. - 9:00 pm
Organization of American States Building
17th Street Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20006
The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
The 2008 Kaur Foundation Leadership Awards Gala â€œLeaders of Today . . . Lighting the Torch for Tomorrowâ€ â€” The awardees are being honored for their contributions in advancing the Sikh heritage in the global community.
The unique Spinning Wheel Film Festival is being hosted in the nationâ€™s capital. This film festival celebrates the stories of Sikhs, and brings diverse interpretations of their culture, identity, and history to the screen.
The Leadership Awards Gala recognizes the awardees, and their accomplishments in the journey towards equality for all. The 2008 awardees are: Sardar Fauja Singh â€œImpossible is Nothingâ€ - Adidas billboard, 97 year old icon, marathoner from the UK, Dr Paul Taylor, - â€œLegacy of Punjabâ€ - Smithsonian, Museum of Natural History, Ms.Ranbir Kaur, US Armed Forces â€“ 21 year old serving in Iraq, and Ms.Manjyot Kaur, Assistant Editor of â€œsikhchic.comâ€ â€“ online magazine of the Art and Culture of the diaspora.
A groundbreaking video the Kaur Cultural Safari, produced to educate school going audiences and their teachers about the Sikh culture, and the book Dear Takuya, letters by an eight year old Sikh-American boy to his Japanese pen-pal - will be released at the gala.
The Spinning Wheel Film Festival showcases Sikh documentaries, shorts, archival and historic footage, narrative, and full-length feature films. It brings together filmmakers from across the globe to screen their films and discuss their work with the audience. Among the films being shown are:
Cluster 1 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
â€œOne Lightâ€ â€“ by 14 year-old Angad Singh
â€œIn search of my Tartan Turbanâ€ â€“ by Corinna Faith
Cluster 2 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Six Films â€œChardi Kalaa Down Underâ€ â€“ by Kavi Raz
â€œAlone Togetherâ€ â€“ on the world renowned artists: Singh Twins
â€œThe Making of Liverpoolâ€ â€“ by The Singh Twins - USA premier public screening
â€œA Cultural Safariâ€ â€“ a Kaur Foundation exclusive presentation - USA premier public screening
Cluster 3 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
â€œTrain to Pakistanâ€ â€“ based on Khushwant Singhâ€™s novel
â€œSeeds of Lifeâ€ â€“ by Usha Albuquerque
Cluster 1 Angad Singh
Cluster 2 The Singh Twins: Amrita K. Singh and Rabindra K. Singh and Reema Anand
Admission: For tickets to the Spinning Wheel Film Festival and for further information please visit kaurfoundation.org and kennedycenter.org