New Indian Express – Featuring the sorrow of the bereaved

Thiruvananthapuram, 18h June 2017. Teenaa Kaur’s “1984, When the Sun didn’t rise” is about the experience of three women on the 1984 Sikh Massacre.

It depicts the pain and suffering that the women survivors had to undergo following the brutal murder and killing of their husbands by neighbours.

The women were newly married and had small children at the time of the event.

The entire documentary is centred around the experience of the women rehabilitated in a colony for the victims of the 1984 riots. But no amount of money or support from the Government has been able to compensate their loss of loved ones and the struggle they had to put up over the years as told by each one of them.

Some lives have not been able to recuperate after their children turned to drugs and lack of opportunity to study and get good jobs.

Archival footage of the political and social events in the 80’s and interviews with one of the prime accused in the massacre is used to portray in its entirety the events that marred the lives of thousands of Sikhs.


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