My good friend, Paris-based filmmaker Kartik Singh, made a beautiful short entitled Saving Mom and Dad that I had the pleasure of seeing last year at the Urbanworld Film Festival. In it, a small Sikh child enrolled at a parochial school in America is made to fear that his parents will go to Hell for not being Christian.
Well, I’m very pleased to learn that Kartik’s film has traveled many miles and continues to be featured in venues all over the world. Here’s the current calendar—this fall it will be shown in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and stateside. For those of you in the New York area, you can catch it October 4 at the Sikh Film Festival at the Asia Society and Museum.
By the way, Kartik has a fantastic story about the serendipity of finding the film’s star, the boy Ravi. And how he almost wasn’t able to cast him for the role. Ask him about it.