Jasleen and Maple
November 15, 2017
Jasleen Kaur is amazed the path she’s on now is so different from the one she anticipated when she studied film at Capilano University. She didn’t take a single documentary class and yet now she’s directed an award-winning documentary film.
Kaur’s film Maple, about Maple Batalia, the 19-year-old student, aspiring actress and model, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend outside the Simon Fraser University Surrey campus in September 2011, not only won Best Documentary at the largest South Asian Film Festival in the United States, but has also been embraced by Batalia’s family, the RCMP and local educators.
After Kaur’s film won best documentary at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, the RCMP screened Maple at a domestic violence forum for police officers and other frontline workers in Chilliwack. More...
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