The Royal Women Association

The Royal Women Association, 20min, 2015

The Royal Women Association tells the story of a group of South Asian women in Calgary who have banded together to overcome the isolation and loneliness so common among older members of their community. The women break out of their shells and overcome their demons by sharing songs, poetry, food, and laughter at the group’s monthly meetings. As they plan an event that calls attention to domestic violence in the community, one member, Sarbjit, tries to come to terms with the trauma of her own past.

Production graciously supported by a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

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Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Short Film at the Buffalo International Film Festival, 2015.