5th annual Spinning Wheel Film Festival

    A Showcase of Films Exploring the Sikh Experience

    TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - The annual Spinning Wheel Film Festival will
celebrate its 5th anniversary, kicking off another year of showcasing films
touching the Sikh experience.
    This year's festival runs from November 23 to 25, 2007 at the Isabel
Bader Theatre, Toronto, and will feature seminars and exhibitions alongside
the films.
    This year's line-up of films and seminars will include:

    Partition - A documentary from the BBC examining one of the world's
largest migrations in history when India and Pakistan were created in 1947.

    Saving Mom and Dad - Told through the eyes of a 7 year old boy, Ravi must
save his Sikh parents through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as their savior,
before they are lost.
    Director: Kartik Singh

    From Behind the Barricade - A film banned in India for over a decade,
looks at the lives of ordinary people and the repression faced during Punjab's
troubled times. Director and Producer: Tapan Bose

    Kabaddi Cops - A remarkable story about a determined group of police
officers from Toronto who take up the 4,000 year old sport in order to bond
with the local South Asian community. Director: Greg Cote

    A Century of Sikh Photographs (1847-1947) - A photographic exhibition
that visually narrates the life and times of Sikhs from the Sikh Raj to the
Sikh Diaspora

    Indian Classical Music Seminar- World renowned tabla player Sukhwinder
Singh Namdhari and vocalist Mohan Singh Namdhari

    The festival will begin with a gala evening of world class entertainment
and a lavish Indian banquet, all setting the stage for a colourful, exciting
and thought-provoking weekend. The following days will be just as
entertaining, giving the audience an opportunity to screen a myriad of films
spanning all genres, take part in discussion forums with film directors and
celebrate South Asian art and music with talented artists.
    For more information on the weekend's events or the Spinning Wheel Film
Festival itself, please visit www.swfftoronto.com.

For further information:

For further information: For media enquiries and interview requests,
please contact: Harneet Panesar, Spinning Wheel Film Festival, Media
Relations, (416) 879-SPIN (7746) or hpanesar@swfftoronto.com

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