A Film by Historica Canada “The Sikh Migrants Who Challenged Canadian Immigration Law”_
In 1914, the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver carrying some 376 passengers, all British subjects from India. The events that followed illustrated that Canada was considered “a white man’s country” by those in power and affirmed the second-class status of South Asians within the British Empire. 
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Credits: Scriptwriter – Paneet Singh Illustrator – Angela Aujla Produced by Bonfire Originals Family photos provided by Jagdish Kaur Aujla .
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.


‘Solidarity Lives’: A Film
The SASI is pleased to present one of the films as part of its South Asian Canadian Legacy Project, Historic Sites of Significance. Which details the history of the West 2nd Avenue Khalsa Diwan Society Gurdwara, the first gurdwara in BC, the history of Burrard Inlet and the story of the Komagata Maru, the New Westminster site where Bhai Mewa Singh was executed and ending with the modern day Khalsa Diwan Society gurdwara on Ross Street, Vancouver.

This film, directed by Paneet Singh and Bhavesh Chauhan.