Sadi Muktadir

WINNER, BEST NON-FICTION STORY Story: OLD CREATION It was always the summer. At least, that’s how I remember it. On that street, all I can recall is the heat, the green leaves overhead, and the whirring of the streetcar as it blurred everything outside on its path to the bazaar. I hated it. The heat…

Director’s Statement

Left to right: Location Sound/Editor-Paul Hart,2nd Unit Camera-Luca Caruso-Moro, Cinematographer-Bongo Kolycius, Production Assistant(PA)-Sophie Camille, 2nd Unit Camera-Liam Hart, PA-Ana Sami,PA-Elizabeth Ivanoff, PA-Jamie Hart, Producer/Director-Nina Beveridge photo © Jo-Anne McArthur for Village of Dreams Productions Inc.   When TVO put out a tender entitled “Here, Now, 150” seeking proposals for documentary films that reflected upon our…

Little India: Village Of Dreams – A film by Nina Beveridge

Jatinder Pal Singh behind the counter at Chandan Fashion, photo ©2016 JoAnne McArthur for Village of Dreams Productions Inc. World Broadcast Premiere TVO 9:00 PM July 1, 2017 Little India: Village of Dreams will be available across Canada day after broadcast on tvo.org A storied Toronto South-Asian ‘hood serves as a metaphor For a New…

The Singhs – Chandan Fashion

From left to right: Chandan Singh, Sarabjeet Singh, Jatinder Pal Singh, Chandni Singh Photo © Sunny Arora for Village of Dreams Productions Inc.   The Singh family own and operate Chandan Fashion. They are: Jatinder Pal Singh and Sarabjeet Singh, husband and wife and the founders of Chandan Fashion; their son Chandan Singh, who was…

The Khoranas – Kala Kendar

From left to right: Harleen Khorana, K S Khorana Photo © Tarun Mittal for Village of Dreams Productions Inc.   The Khorana family own and operate Kala Kendar. They are: Kanweljit Khorana (aka “K S Khorana”) and his wife Chand Khorana, who opened and ran the business together though Chand is now retired; their son…

The Khans – Forever Young Beauty Salon and Spa

From left to right: Aysha Khan with sister Sumaiyah Shah holding her daughter Zaynah Chaudhry (in middle) Photo © Sunny Arora for Village of Dreams Productions Inc.   Yasmeen Zulfiqar Khan and her husband Ali own and operate Forever Young Beauty Salon and Spa. Yasmeen and Ali’s daughters are Sumaiyah Shah and Aysha Khan, who…