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UFV to host documentary screening on Indian peasant protests

No farms, no food.

It was the rallying cry of Indian farmers’ protests, heard here in Abbotsford and around the world.

Young filmmaker Henna Mann has documented the protests and created a film produced by Fraser Valley University’s South Asian Institute (SASI). Titled Rails, Jails and Trolleys, UFV hosts film screenings that include discussions with filmmakers and other guests.

The film chronicles the largest peasant protest of all time and the reaction of the Canadian diaspora to it.

“This groundbreaking documentary captures the electric spirit of the protest that has captured international attention and the tremendous Canadian response to the movement,” said a SASI press release. “He spent a year making this film, telling the story of why and how the peasant movement has set fire to the youth, women and men of the country and the world.”

Screenings are free, but registration is required on the Eventbrite page Film Premiere: Rails, Jails, & Trolleys. It will be held at his UFV Theater in Abbotsford on August 24th at 4pm.

If you have any questions, please contact sasi@ufv.ca or call 604-854-4547.

To learn more about Henna Mann and her work (including Guru Sikh Temple documentaries), visit her website hennamannfilms.com.


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UFV to host documentary screening on Indian peasant protests

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