On Sunday, November 10, 2019 NESSC Westborough Gurdwara Sahib in Westborough, MA held a screening of the documentary, When The Sun Didn’t Rise. Watch the trailer below.

Watch the full interview with the director, Teena Kaur and scholar, Sarbpreet Singh.

“1984, When the Sun Didn’t Rise”
Remembering #1984. Remembering the Lost and the Survivors.

This film is by Teenaa Kaur, a Breast Cancer Survivor, and an International Award-winning, Independent Filmmaker, and Screenwriter based in Mumbai.

The film has won numerous international awards including the National Film Award in the Best Investigative Film Category in 2018.


Movie : 1984, When the Sun Didn’t Rise
Movie Duration: 60 minutes

This documentary trails the lives of three women who survived the 1984 Sikh Massacre in Delhi. They are currently living in a Widow Colony with their children, negotiating their memories on a day to day basis while still earning their livelihood. The film stands for justice, truth, and women as heroes.

This film has been screened in 20 Universities in London, UK including Oxford Brookes University, London School of Economics, Westminister etc. along with 30 Public Forums including Godrej Cultural Lab.

Her films have broadcast on National Geographic, Fox History, Doordarshan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and endorsed by Busan Intl. Film festival “AND FUND”, DOCWOK by DOC Leipzig Germany, PSBT India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. She was awarded the screenwriting fellowship by Time Warner foundation-supported Asia Society, New York for her first feature film screenplay “The Red Autumn” in 2013-14.

Awards Received by film:
– National Film Award, President’s Silver Medal for the Best – Investigative film, 2018 – Producer and Director.
– Best documentary feature award in DC Asia Pacific Film festival , India in June 2017.
– Won the AND fund BUSAN Intl. Film festival in 2014.
– Docedge, Kolkata 2012. Doc Wok supported by British Council UK and Doc Leipzig Germany in 2013-2014.
– Competition in Mumbai International Film festival 2018
– Official screening in Int. Doc. film festival, Kerala 2017
– Jagran film festival, Mumbai.
– New Narratives film festival, Taipei City, Taiwan.
– Certificate of Excellence and Special Mention by Indian – Documentary Producers Association.


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