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Award-Winning LGBTQ+ Documentary “Emergence: Out Of The Shadows” Released With English, Hindi, And Punjabi Subtitles

May 25, 2023
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Award-winning documentary, Emergence: Out of the Shadows, has been released with English, Hindi, and Punjabi subtitled versions in an attempt to reach a wider audience in the sub-continent. This comes at a time when the India’s Supreme Court will be pronouncing its verdict on same-sex marriage, which has been vehemently opposed by the government in the top court.

Emergence: Out of the Shadows has won multiple awards and has been an official selection at nearly 50 established film festivals worldwide, including an Academy Award, BAFTA, and five Canadian Screen Award qualifying festivals including the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival where it was nominated for three major awards, and the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival where it was the Closing Night Film and picked up Best Documentary. It has also had over fifty screenings in schools across British Columbia. The documentary was broadcast on three television stations in Canada, including Knowledge Network, TV Ontario, and OUTtv.

The Emergence: Out of the Shadows official website at https://emergencefilm.net/ provides further information about the project, including a Teacher’s Discussion Guide that is available for free download.

Producer and Cast Alex Sangha invites organizations interested in a screening and discussion of the film to contact Sher Vancouver. Films about coming out in the South Asian community are essential as they help raise awareness and understanding about the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in this community.

Emergence: Out of the Shadows has been approved to go into Grade 10 to 12 classrooms throughout the Surrey School District

“The release of the English, Hindi, and Punjabi subtitled versions of Emergence: Out of the Shadows is a significant milestone for the film and for Sher Vancouver. We are proud to bring the film to a wider audience, and we hope that it will continue to educate and inspire people to support LGBTQ+ individuals everywhere,” states Alex Sangha.