Emergence: Out of the Shadows world premiere and festival run


Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Emergence: Out of the Shadows, developed through NSI Business for Producers by Alex Sangha, makes its world premiere at Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival on September 19.

Directed by Vinay Giridhar, Emergence: Out of the Shadows follows Kayden, Jag and Amar as they come out to their conservative, South Asian families. The film offers comfort, compassion and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance.

The documentary will screen at other festivals including Atlanta’s Out On Film Festival, Chicago’s South Asian Film Festival and more dates in Vancouver, Toronto and Winnipeg to be announced soon.

Alex and his team collaborated with a group of educators to create a discussion guide about the film and its themes, for educational purposes. The guide covers topics like family, coming-out stories and heteronormativity. Learn more about the discussion guide and download a copy now.

Congratulations, Alex Sangha and the Emergence: Out of the Shadows team!

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