Filmi 21! Virtual Edition
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 21 Years!
December 27th, 2020
21st Filmi: Toronto’s South Asian film festival
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Director: Baljit Sangra
September 28th, 2014
Mixing reflections on aging, mortality and love, Baljit Sangra’s documentary, Many Rivers Home,
examines the ties that bind South Asian families in a Lower Mainland seniors’ residence. There is rich
human portraiture here, and a depiction of a vibrant ethnic community, but the core of the film is the
director’s love for her mother.
Baljit Sangra is a Vancouver based filmmaker who has been working in documentary and factual
entertainment. Her passion is exploring social and cross-cultural issues. Most recently she
directed/produced“ Many Rivers Home” a personal story that focuses on Seniors in Assisted care and
looks at the end journey of life for Omni TV. She’s directed /produced the documentary “ Warrior Boyz’
in association with NFB/Canwest that examines the long running gang scene unique to the Indo-
Canadian enclave in the Lower Mainland. Warrior Boyz premiered at Doxa and was nominated for three
Leos. She also directed an A&E series for CityTV and Channel M called VIVA! for several seasons.
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