1984, When The Sun Didn’t Rise screening

1984, When The Sun Didn’t Rise

If we don’t talk about our history, who will?’

Teenaa Kaur Pasricha’s ‘1984, When The Sun Didn’t Rise’ revisits the aftermath of the Delhi riots that followed the assassination of Indira Gandhi.


Rating: U
Running time: 57 mins
Director: Teenaa Kaur
Punjabi | 2017


Teeana was particularly moved by the thought of the women who lost their husbands and homes in the violence;. “I wondered how they came out of their trauma and started healing and negotiating with daily life,”

Every evening women from the Sikh Widows Colony bond and share their memories. They are nestled away from the so-called developed Metropolis New Delhi to a rehabilitated colony, which is infamously called Widows Colony. They lost their men who were daily wage earners in 1984 when almost 30,000 Sikhs were killed all over India by violent mobs after the assassination of Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

Three decades later, a journey begins to connect with the women and children living in a sorority and a ghetto of a kind to know their journey and impact of violence. The film is slice of life of three brave women who negotiate their memories each day to live and earn bread for their families while fighting for justice.

Join us for an evening screening of 1984 followed by an in conversation with Teenaa.


Teen Kaur Pastiche is an independent Director/Producer and Screenwriter having a wide range of experience in documentary genres from social justice to environmental causes. She was awarded the highly prestigious fellowship by Time Warner foundation supported Asia Society, New York for her first feature film screenplay “The Red Autumn” in 2013-14. She has a broad-based background in television and media and has worked with India’s largest broadcaster, Zee TV as a Promo Producer and a core team member of Trends Ad films on producing TV Commercials.

Her debut independent documentary

‘1984, When the Sun didn’t Rise’ received the “BEST DOCU. FEATURE by an Emerging Filmmaker award  in DC Asia Pacific Film festival on March 18, 2017.It is also the recipient of Busan International Film Festival’s prestigious fund called Asian Network and Documentary fund or “AND” Fund in 2015. It has been selected for Work in Progress Lab of “DOC WOK” of Doc Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Films, Germany in 2014 and the trailer was pitched in DOCEDGE, Kolkata in 2012.



There are a small number of free tickets and the remaining tickets can be booked on a donation basis. You can book your tickets here via Eventbrite.






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Date & Time

March 20 | 19:00 to 21:00


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: Free/donation

Updated on 21 March 2018