Two Faiths. Two Worlds. One Love.
Opens at Fifth Avenue Cinema February 2nd, 2007
The cast includes Jimi Mistry (“Blood Diamond”, “Touch of Pink”), Kirsten Kreuk (“Smallville”) and Neve Campbell.
Urban Mixer had the opportunity to check Partition out at the Ridge Theatre for a very special advance screening on Tuesday, January 17th where members of the media were invited.
In attendance was Vic Sarin, the filmmaker, who gave a nice speech prior to the commencement of the movie:
Fred Lee (Vancouver Courier, CBC) and Alison Walker (formerly Metro News) handled putting the press people in their seats,
.. we were lucky enough to catch a seat beside Sudha Krishna, Ziya Tong and friends.
Here’s more information on the film, which opens February 2nd, 2007.
First Weekend Club is proud to promote PARTITION, a beautiful film by local filmmaker Vic Sarin. In an interview with the director, we have learned that PARTITION is a personal story for Vic Sarin, one that he has wanted to bring to life for many years.The Partition was a major event in history yet very few people know about it,says Vic Sarin. But his interest in the telling of this story is not in the political realm of the time, but more importantly he set out to tell a story that touches us all on the most human level a story about love and belonging. Our world provides so many man made divisions and barriers,he says. Religious, political, physical, economical, its endless. What matters is how our lives have touched others, and that the footsteps we leave behind are worth celebrating. This is what Partition is about.”
Vic Sarin’s PARTITION is an epic love story played out against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval. At the end of the Second World War, 38 year-old soldier Gian Singh resigns his commission with the British Indian Army and returns to his childhood village, near the border with Pakistan. Haunted by the memories of war, he seeks a quiet life of farming, solitude and prayer. His peace is shattered however, when India is granted independence. A new border is drawn between Hindu- dominated India and Muslim-dominated Pakistan, and the region is torn apart by massacres fueled by ancient animosities. In the midst of one such massacre, Gian finds Naseem, a 17-year-old Muslim girl, and takes her under his protection. They gradually find themselves drawn to each other but, as their remarkable story plays out, the obstacles to their happiness prove all but insurmountable.
PARTITION is distributed by Seville.
View the official trailer at: www.partitionthemovie.ca