Friday, October 07, 2011

Invitation and highlights

  • International Film Festival highlights Sikh culture and traditions through features, documentaries and short films
  • Panel of Sikh leaders to discuss their journey into leadership positions
  • For more information on tickets and how to participate visit
  • New York, NY: UNITED SIKHS would like to extend an invitation to community members to attend two events in coming weeks: the Sikh International Film Festival on October 8, 14 and 15, 2011 and a Sikh Leadership Event on October 13, 2011. The events are hosted by Sikh Arts and Film Foundation and are held in New York City. Sikh International Film Festival 2011:
  • This year, films and documentaries featured at the festival address a variety of issues such as the farmer suicides in India, bullying of school children, drug addiction to name a few. Details of films with short write-ups are included on this weblink. Winners of the short films and documentaries will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges.
On the 8th of October children’s films will be shown at the Hofstra University, Student Center, in New York.
The schedule for the Film Festival is as follows:
Saturday, 8th October:
Hofstra University, Student Center (11:30 am – 2:30pm)
Friday, October 14th : Featuring Session (7:00pm 10:00pm)
Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Saturday, October 15th:
Short Films (11:30am – 1:30pm), Documentaries (2:00pm – 5:00pm)
To purchase tickets to the Film Festival, please visit:

Sikh Leadership Summit
Youth members of the community are highly encouraged to attend the leadership session which will focus on the nexus between diversity, mentorship, community service, and leadership development in one's career. The details of the event are as follows: 
Thursday, October 13th
Location: Asia Society & Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 
Panel Session (7:00pm–8:30pm):  
Gurinder Chadha, Internationally Acclaimed Director / Writer
Mohanbir S. Sawhney, Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation Clinical Professor of Technology & Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Gurvendra S. Suri, Founder and CEO, Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc.
Moderator: Matthew Breitfelder, Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer, BlackRock
Networking Reception : 8:30pm – 9:30pm : Network with peers and a diverse array of industry professionals
To reserve your complimentary tickets for the leadership event, please write to us at: or call 1-646-688-3525 | 888-243-1690

Issued by:
Mankanwal Singh

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