MOE SIHOTA: Feared And Desired

Moe Sihota - Feared And Desired is a look at one of the most colourful, intelligent and progressive politicians the province of British Columbia has ever seen. Munmohan Singh "Moe" Sihota, who was born February 18, 1955 in Duncan, British made history by becoming the first South Asian-Punjabi Sikh MLA in BC under his New Democrat Party (NDP) in 1986. It was an historical event for the proud Sikh pioneer community and he forever became known as the Golden Boy of politics. He made further history when he became the first South-Asian-Sikh Canadian to be appointed cabinet minister outside India. While his achievements are part of the community's rich collective legacy in Canada, Moe wasn't without his flaws and towards the end of his and his party's reign - he had a habit of getting into trouble and his outspoken, blunt approach to the issues didn't help. The film explores more of his achievements and dwells less on his short-comings but in over presents his story as it deserves to be told: mostly from Moe's point of view. MOE SIHOTA: Feared And Desired is written, produced and directed by award-winning journalist and filmmaker R. Paul Dhillon and his company MMM Films.

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    46 minutes
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    June 30, 2016
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    70,000 USD
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  • Vancouver
    November 27, 2016
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  • CSS Releasing
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - R. Paul Dhillon

R. Paul Dhillon is an award-winning journalist, screenwriter, producer and director based in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a degree in Communications and in Film from Simon Fraser University.
He has written, produced and directed several short and feature length films, including his debut feature Sweet Amerika. He has also written numerous scripts including his upcoming feature The Fusion Generation (TFG), which his company MMM Films finished filming in August 2016. TFG is currently in post-production and will be released in 2017.
Sweet Amerika, which he co-wrote, produced and directed for MMM Film Finance International, was released in Canadian theatres on September 19, 2008. The well received film made its US Debut at the Spinning Wheels Film Festival of Hollywood in November 2008 and was theatrically released in US on May 22, 2009.
His music documentary The Bhangra Generation and Sweet Amerika were acquired by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for airing on their specialty channel BOLD!
His 13-part music Documentary Series Bhangralicious, which he wrote, produced and directed, aired on Rogers OMNI Television across Canada in 2014-2015. He recently finished production on 8-Hour long Documentary series – REFLECTIONS – also for airing on Rogers OMNI Television. His documentary Moe Sihota: Feared & Desired was bought by CBC’s Documentary Channel. It will air on the Documentary Channel in early 2017.

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