Lions Rise

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    Exploring the roots of the diverse secular 19th century Empire of Ranjit Singh and our present day Canadian society.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 20 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Gary Chutai ,  British-Columbia

    Synopsis

    "Lions Rise" will tell the story of the Maharaja Ranjit Singhs Kingdom in Northern India. The rise of an Empire by a 19 year old founded in 1799. The Kingdom was the last to be conquered by the British in 1849. In those 50 years a golden age occurred in which a society consisting of Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, and Christians were able to unite and utilize diversity to create a near utopian secular society in the brutal age of colonialism, and imperialism. Ranjit Singhs kingdom set the blueprint for a diverse nation in which no discrimination occurred based on religion, caste, or sex. Utilizing interviews with top scholars in Canada, US, and dramatic reenactments we can delve deep into histories lost secular empire and connect to the present diversity of Canada.

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