A documentary on the survivors of the Genocide of Sikhs in 1984 in Widows Colony, New Delhi


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.

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Journey So Far..

The film won the National Award for Best Investigative film. National Film award is the most credible award given by the President of India.
The film received the Award for Best Documentary Feature held on March 18, 2017 in Washington DC Asia Pacific Film festival.

The film Premiered in Long Documentary Competition of IDSFKK, Thiruvanathapuram, India on June 18, 2017.

‘1984,When the Sun didn’t Rise’ received the prestigious Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Network and Documentary fund “AND” Fund in 2015.

The Work in Progress of the film  has been selected “Work in Progress lab” for “DOC WOK” of Doc Leipzig’s International Festival for Documentary and Animated Films  2014.

The promo of the film was selected for DOCEDGE, Kolkata.

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