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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‘Singh In The Lion City’
Running time: 14
Synopsis: ‘Singh In The Lion City’ is a documentary about a Singaporean Sikh man’s
personal quest to decode his cultural identity. This sets him on a journey of self-discovery along a shared heritage trail – which he encapsulates and celebrates via the creation
of an app.
Director: Upneet Kaur-Nagpal
Upneet is Singaporean filmmaker clasped with a nomadic soul. She thrives on the buzz of new experiences and has lived and travelled through diverse parts of the world. Between the dirt and dreams, Upneet remains continually fascinated by people and their lives. Equipped with a desire to refresh tired perspectives, her documentaries find themselves amidst different communities – from Romany gypsies and homeless walking guides in England to low-wage poet migrant workers in Singapore. Her latest film, ‘Singh In The Lion City’ explores themes of diaspora and shared heritage via the lens of the Sikh community in Singapore. She is keen to further explore the world of global collaborations and film/art through her platform, Uptake Media.