Moe Sihota documentary filmed by Surrey director

Paul Dhillon's 'Feared and Desired' screened Saturday during Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

Politician Moe Sihota in a scene from Paul Dhillon's documentary film.

Trailblazing politician Moe Sihota is the subject of a new documentary film made by Surrey’s R. Paul Dhillon.

“Moe Sihota: Feared and Desired” will be shown during the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival, on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus starting at 11:30 a.m.

Festival details can be found online at Visaff.ca.

A former social worker in White Rock in the late-1970s, the Duncan-born Sihota went on to become B.C.’s first MLA and cabinet minister of South Asian/Sikh heritage.

“While his achievements are part of the community’s rich collective legacy in Canada,” writer-director Dhillon stated, “Moe wasn’t without his flaws, and towards the end of his and his (NDP) party’s reign, he had a habit of getting into trouble, and his outspoken, blunt approach to the issues didn’t help.”

Dhillon’s movie is described as “an intimate look at one of the most colourful, intelligent and progressive politicians the province of British Columbia has ever seen.”

• Meanwhile, the star of another of Dhillon’s films, Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover, will be at a Surrey restaurant on Thursday (Nov. 24) for a lunchtime press conference touting his new movie, “Badman.”

The film will also be shown during Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival, on Friday, Nov. 25 starting at 7:30 p.m.

Last summer, Grover filmed the Vancouver-set romantic comedy “The Fusion Generation,” written, produced and directed by Dhillon, boss of MMM Films/MMM Film Finance International.

“The Fusion Generation,” currently in post-production, will be released in 2017.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

Just Posted

Crashes pile up as snow blankets Surrey

Up to 10 centimetres of snow is in the forecast

How much does your city spend per person on snow removal?

Black Press Media compares 2018 ice and snow removal budgets of various Lower Mainland communities

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Surrey pastor in concert with songs from her new ‘Psalms for a Peaceful Heart’ CD

‘Incredible’ church sanctuary in Whalley a stage for Lori-Anne Boutin-Crawford’s music

Plan to redevelop former Surrey motel site too dense, says Coun. Pettigrew

Pettigrew: ‘We need to build liveable community with green spaces… not massive zones that are densified’

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

Ex-Langley spiritual leader cleared of stock trading allegations

Investors allegedly lost $740,000 investing through a local religious organization.

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

Abbotsford man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

Most Read