Suhana Safar..A Timeless Journey…A Charity Show – Bethesda, MD

Sur Dhanuk Dhun presents once again a peek into the ever entertaining Bollywood music…
Showcasing the eras of Bollywood, from Saigal to Arijit Singh…
From Naushad to Pritam…
From Rajendra Kumar to Shahrukh Khan…
From Sadhana to Deepika…
Come sing with us as we sing to raise funds for Association for India’s development…
Live music by Malhar Band.
Funds raised will go to help the struggling farmers in India (Jai Ho funds).
There will be food and clothes for purchase starting 3.30 PM.
Tickets: safar.brownpapertickets.comKids under 14 years: FREE with paying adult.
Student $15.00.
Early Bird General $20.00.
General Ticket $25.00.
Early Bird Gold Tickets $30.00.
Gold Ticket $35.00.
Early Bird Platinum Ticket $45.00.
Platinum Ticket $50.00.
Early bird: Now until April 1sr 2018.
Group discount 20% off for 5 or more tickets all categories.

★ ★ ★ Screening of “Silent Killer- A cry for help” ★ ★ ★

On behalf of Canadian Punjabi Broadcasters Association, we would like to invite you to the screening of “Silent Killer- A cry for help”; an Initiative of Planet One Foundation.

★ ★ ★ At Albion Cinemas
★ ★ ★ Saturday, Nov 25, 2017: 11:50 am to 1:00 pm

We always take pride in supporting good causes and hence, supporting Planet One Foundation’s initiative of Revive Punjab. They are working in rural areas of Punjab trying to find amicable solutions to arising environmental concerns, pertaining to contaminated water.

★ ★ ★ For sponsorship and ticketing please contact
Prabhjot at (647) 239-0558 or any member of CPBA.

#PlanetOneFoundation, Prab Enviro

ABU Film BC Premier – Visaff Closing Night Film

We are delighted to announce that the CLOSING NIGHT FILM at VISAFF17 will be Arshad Khan’s multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed film ABU. The film will be preceded by the multiple-award winning short film SISAK by Faraz Mariam Arif Ansari.

ABU (Father) | 80 min | Canada | English/Urdu/Punjabi

Writer/ Director/ Producer : Arshad Khan (gray matter productions)
Producer: Sergeo Kirby (Loaded Pictures)
Editor: Étienne Gagnon
Sound Design: Sylvain Bellemare
Music Composer: Michael Robert Snow
Animation: Davide Di Saro



“One of the best documentaries of the year.” – Matthew Hays

ABU is a journey to the centre of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism and modernity and familiarity.

Presented by Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival
co-presented with Salaam Canada


Short and Documentary Segment
Pre Reception: 05.15pm – 06.00pm
Time: 06:00 pm- 07.45pm

(Short Film)
Director/Producer/Writer: Faraz Ansari
Running Time: 15.00 minutes
A first-of- its-kind silent LGBTQ film in India, Sisak makes waves before the visuals of this short hit the shore. A return to the unspoken, unsaid and universal expressions of love, on the path of subtlety and humanity, Sisak is the result of the belief that if love knows no bounds, it need not be bound with words, either.

Director/Writer:Arshad Khan
Running Time: 72 minutes
Arshad always knew he was different. Soon after emigrating from Pakistan to Canada with his family, Arshad realized he was gay.Khan shares a deeply personal story of self-discovery and familial reconciliation, as he explores the challenges that can threaten the bonds between children and their parents.

Industry Talk with Filmmakers

Industry talks with filmmakers
Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall

13450 – 104 Avenue
Surrey BC V3T 1V8
Time: 03:00pm to 04:00pm

Listen to filmmaker stories from all across on how they worked with people to create professional movies.

Ticket: Free

Ranvir and Welcome to Surrey

Short and Web Series Segment
Pre Reception: 2:45 pm to 3.30pm
Time: 3:30pm to 5:15pm

(Short Film)
Director/Writer:Amit Dhuga
Running Time: 11.25 minutes
RANVIR is a drama about a young Indo-Canadian man who must enter the racist, white supremacist underworld in order to save a loved one.

(Full Web Series)
Director/Writer:Kashif Pasta
Running Time: 58 minutes
When Suneet graduates medical school, she’s sent to work in the one place she’s trying to avoid: back home to the suburban town of Surrey, Canada.

Welcome to Surrey is about going home, growing up, and if it’s possible to do both at the same time.