Rails, Jails, & Trolleys

Synopsis:

Rails, Jails and Trolleys is a South Asian Studies Institute documentary that takes you through the pre-history and the present-day of the decline of agriculture in India and the response to three agricultural bills passed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2020 which had struck ‘the largest farmers protest in human history.’

Interviewees:

Bal Dhillon, Bhupinder Hundal, Harbhajan Athwal, Harneet Chahal, Jagdeesh Mann, Jaskaran Sandhu, Jesse Sanghera, Katie Ward, Kisaan Sleepout Organisation, Mo Dhaliwal, Naveen Kumar, Navkiran Natt, Raji Aujla, Ravina Toor, Sanskriti Talwar, Surinder Jodhka, Yogendra Yadav, Zoe Harveen Sihota

Production Crew:

Producer: Dr. Satwinder Bains, Director of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley

Written and Directed: Henna Mann
Cinematography from BC, Canada: Henna Mann
Editor: Henna Mann
Cinematography from Delhi, India: Naveen Kumar
Cinematography from December 9th, 2021: JK Photography
Photography from Delhi, India: Himanshu Dua

We cordially invite you to join us at the premier launch of the film “Rails, Jails and Trolleys.”
The film documents history’s largest farmers’ protest and the Canadian diaspora’s response to it. This ground breaking documentary captures the electric ethos of a protest that received international attention and the resounding response by Canadians to the movement.
A full year in the making the film tells the story of why and how the farmers’ movement ignited a nation, and youth, women and men from all over the world.
Directed by young filmmaker Ms. Henna Mann and produced by the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, this film is a “must see” event in BC for the summer of 2022.

 

October 1, 2022: 1-4 pm
B 101 – UFV Theater (33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC)
For any questions please contact us at sasi@ufv.ca or call at 604-854-4547

 

OFFICIAL TRAILER 'RAILS JAILS TROLLEYS': A documentary on the Farmers Protest