Sikh Studies Conference 2015

Film and Art

Save Our Girls The Prevention of Female Foeticide in the Asian Community, Eric Schlaflang – CEO of Yvoir Films, France

Eric will present a film that he jointly produced for the Punjab Cultural Association on the subject of female foeticide. It was filmed in India with Dr Kamalroop Singh, who recently gave a paper on this subject at the International Sikh Research Conference. Eric Schlaflang has also travelled and studied Indian Spiritual movements including the Nihang Singhs. He has filmed the nomadic people of Rajastan, as well the Nihang Singhs all over India, and the Sikh tradition. He is currently working on a number of documentaries in this area.

Nihang Singh Documentary, Navdeep Singh Kandola

Picture of Navdeep Singh Kandola

Navdeep Singh Kandola has been film the Nihang Singhs since 1994, in this video presentation of his forthcoming documentary he discusses the Nihang Singhs from the perspective of non-duality, and how they compare to diaspora 'neo'- Nihangs in his experience.

Nav Kandola is an independent filmmaker with 20 years' experience filming in the UK and India. His work explores topics ranging from the environment, ethnicity, religion and food.

Anglo-Sikh War Art – Jason Askew

Jason Askew is a specialist in military and historical Artwork, and has been working in this field for several years. His paintings grace the walls of several regimental collections, including the Brigade of Gurkhas, the Staffordshire regiment, the 2eREP-French Foreign Legion, Corsica, and the Coldstream Guards. He was an official war artist attached to the Staffordshire Regiment in Iraq (Kut-al -Amara) in 2005. Several of his first world war pictures have been purchased by Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He will be discussing a number of his works related to the Sikhs and the World Wars.