The Widow Colony

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The Widow Colony

As it happens, I’ll be in Surrey for the better part of next weekend attending two very important events; one being a documentary screening of a human rights tragedy.

The Widow Colony – India’s Unsettled Settlement, “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. This was a government sponsored massacre in the world’s largest democracy. In the capital city of New Delhi, over 4,000 men were killed, over 1,300 women widowed and over 4,000 children were left fatherless. The film, directed by Harpreet Kaur, explores the suffering of these women, their battle for justice and their struggle for survival.” 2006 Winner: Best Documentary, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto.

The film will be shown at the Surrey Arts Centre, October 3rd at 2:00pm, 4:00 pm, 6:15pm and 8:30pm and October 4th at 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm. Tickets are $11.49 and can be ordered by phone or online. I have two to give away so if you are interested, leave a comment on this post and I’ll draw a winner for the 7:00pm screening on October 4th.

More information can also be found on Raul and Kerry’s posts.

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  1. Kulpreet SinghMonday, September 29th, 2008 — 11:49am PDT

    Hi Rebecca. Thanks very much for your support of this film. I am very happy to see the support from the local community and know everyone who watches this film will feel awakened and perhaps be inspired to help those in need of support, education and justice.

  2. rent an apartment with bad creditMonday, September 29th, 2008 — 3:17pm PDT

    This is a sad state of affairs indeed. The government should set up a fund for taking care of these women

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