Film Screening - The Rebel Queen Date: Tuesday, 21 December, 2010
A short film by Michael Singh
The Rebel Queen reveals the turmoil, murder, mayhem and diplomatic intrigue surrounding, Maharani Jindan Kaur, wife of one Maharajah and mother of another. Forcibly separated from her son, escaping from captivity, and finally reunited with him, she sets in motion the wheels of justice that threaten to chase the British out of India.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A session.
Michael Singh, whose film, The Prisoner’s Song, was awarded the Best Film at The Spinning Wheel Film Festival 2009 in California, assembles world experts and commentators along with rare archival images, to bring to life the triumphant and tragic story of one of the most-feared challengers to the mighty British Empire. Brought up in India, of both American Protestant and Sikh heritage, the film-maker Michael Singh majored in film production at the University of Southern California's Department of Cinema/TV, and has an M.A. in Indian Languages & Civilization from the University of Chicago. Michael lives in Los Angeles.
As featured in The Guardian
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