Toronto's Spinning Wheel Film Festival Showcases Films "by, for, or about Sikhs"

February 22, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times,001100030008.htm

On February 22, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "For sheer inimitability, there aren’t too many annual cinema events around the world that can quite outdo Toronto’s very special Spinning Wheel Film Festival. It showcases films, both full-length features and documentaries, crafted 'by, for and about Sikhs'. 'Every year, we receive up to 200 films for consideration,' says T Sher Singh, a Patna-bred, Toronto-based legal eagle who is driven primarily by his passion for cinema. He is currently in India to begin the groundwork for the fourth edition of the Spinning Wheel Film Festival, to be held in October 2006. Although the Spinning Wheel Film Festival is primarily meant to celebrate Sikh community-centric cinema, it is by no means parochial in nature, Sher Singh asserts. 'Our focus is on films made by and about Sikhs because we needed to make sure that our stories are told the way we want them to be told,' he adds."