Rajinder Kaur Gill and her family are featured in the short film Have You Forgotten Me?, which is based in Abbotsford. The film is part of the online DOXA Documentary Film Festival. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford film included in DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Vancouver-based festival moves to online format from June 18-26

A short film that is based in Abbotsford is part of an online Vancouver documentary film festival that is streaming online from June 18 to 26.

The film Have You Forgotten Me? takes place in Abbotsford and is about a Sikh family and the oldest Sikh Temple in North America.

Anchored by the letters of a wife left behind, Vancouver-based director Baljit Sangra considers one Sikh family’s story of separation and assimilation, and of creating community in a new country.

The film is included in the DOXA Documentary Film Festival and is featured in this year’s Shorts Program: BC Voices.

DOXA was originally scheduled to take place in Vancouver from May 7 to 14. The online festival features more than 64 films – shorts and features – from across Canada and the world.

Films will be available to watch on demand for the duration of the festival. Once unlocked, viewers have 24 hours to watch the movie of their choice.

Virtual tickets for each film are $8 general and $6 for seniors/students/low income. A $60 pass provides access to all the films. The films and tickets are available at doxafestival.ca.

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This photo from a family photo album is among those shown in the short Abbotsford-based film Have You Forgotten Me? This film is part of the online DOXA Documentary Film Festival, running June 18 to 26. (Submitted photo)

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