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Upcoming event – Movie premiere, “The Widow Colony” September 24, 2008

Posted by Raul in blogosphere, charities.
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My friend Kulpreet (who is a WordPress wizard and has presented at both previous WordCamps, Vancouver and Fraser Valley) asked me whether I could highlight an upcoming event, the movie premiere of the movie “The Widow Colony”. The film examines the events after the 1984 anti-Sikh massacre that took place right after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.

“The Widow Colony — India’s Unsettled Settlement”, borrows its name from the settlement in Tilak Vihar, on the west-side of New Delhi, which is locally called the Widow Colony or Vidhva Colony. The film takes the viewer to the streets of Trilokpuri, Kalyanpuri, Himatpuri, Sultanpuri and Mongolpuri, the same localities that suffered the major brunt of the Sikh killings in November of 1984. Director Harpreet Kaur, uses the testimonies of the widows and subject experts, along with images of the killings and destruction that followed after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to convey the trauma of the widows, their battle for justice and their struggle for survival in India.
[The Widow Colony website]

The film is showing at 2,4,6:15 and 8:30pm on October 3rd and 1:30pm, 4, 7, and 9pm on October 4th at the Surrey Arts Center (Bear Creek Park). Tickets are $10 and can be ordered by phone at 778-319-1699. Further details can be found on the movie website.

I will be going to the October 4th, at 7pm showing if anyone wants to join me. This is a very worthy charitable cause and I would seriously encourage my readers to buy tickets and attend. Also, feel free to reblog, re-tweet, etc.


1. Kulpreet Singh - September 24, 2008

Raul, Thank you very much for your support! I look forward to seeing you at the film showing next Saturday. I hope to make it to WordCamp this Saturday but my family’s trying to change my plans and go on a family trip. We’ll see what happens 🙂

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