A South Asian Studies Institute, University of The Fraser Valley Production


Rails, Jails and Trolleys (August 2022) documents history’s largest farmers’ protest and the Canadian diaspora’s response to it. This groundbreaking 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 documentary tells the story of why and how the farmers’ movement ignited a nation and youth, women and men from all over the world.


Henna Mann 

Henna Mann is a fourth year student at York University in Toronto, Ontario where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. Her work specializes in documentary and deals with topics of history, social justice and equality. Her most recent documentary produced by York University is titled Artful Living (April 2022), following the personal journeys of two creatives.


Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains

Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains is the Director of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley and is an Associate Professor in Social Cultural Media Studies, College of Arts. Her current research interests include migration, settlement, and integration; cross-cultural education and curriculum implementation; race, racism, and ethnicity; identity politics; South Asian Canadian Diaspora studies, Punjabi cultural historiographies.

Satwinder Bains