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THANK YOU: Congratulations And Good Wishes Pour In For R. Paul Dhillon’s Award Winning Film Gone Are The Days

“It was an arduous task to bring this issue to the fore in the form of a very high quality film. This film’s selection as second best documentary out of a field of 240 speaks volumes of your commitment to this cause. It is a shame that racism is still prevalent in a country like Canada in this time and day. Along with you, I would also like to commend Dr. Hakim Bhullar, his colleagues and supporters for not giving up. Let us hope that Gone Are the Days will serve as a good lesson/ deterrent for future generation. Well done!,” wrote columnist and community activist Balwant Sanghera. “I’m honoured and proud to tell this exceptional Canadian story of institutional racism and let it be a lesson to everyone who thinks extreme form of racism doesn’t exist in Canada. Let me burst your bubble and say it does and the government of the day in BC and Ottawa stood silently as it took place but our community’s spirit and fight against injustice has stood the time and proved to be a great asset in winning this fight against injustice,” said R. Paul Dhillon, the writer-director producer of Gone Are The Days.

SURREY – Good wishes and congratulations poured in for LINK editor, award-winning journalist and now award-winning filmmaker R. Paul Dhillon for Gone Are The Days, which won the Second Best Feature Film at the just concluded Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF).

“Please accept my congratulations for your courage and determination  for your Documentary:  Gone Are the Days,” wrote columnist and community activist Balwant Sanghera.

“It was an arduous task to bring this issue to the fore in the form of a very high quality film. This film’s selection as second best documentary out of a field of 240 speaks volumes of your commitment to this cause. It is a shame that racism is still prevalent in a country like Canada in this time and day. Along with you, I would also like to commend Dr. Hakim Bhullar, his colleagues and supporters for not giving up. Let us hope that Gone Are the Days will serve as a good lesson/ deterrent for future generation. Well done!,” Sanghera wrote.

“Please accept my heartiest congratulations on the well-deserved Award to your Film” Gone Are The Days”  at JIFF,” wrote esteemed former diplomat and writer-columnist Zile Singh.

“No doubt, Dr Bhullar stood like a Rock and defied the racist policy.  I can say that the bad days are gone and good days are ahead. There is no doubt that Racial Discrimination is perilous. Your sincere efforts prove: “Good hand, good hire” and  “ The labour is worthy of its Award.”  You have proved once again “Three-in- One” – writer- director-producer. Wish you success in your future endeavours as well,” wrote Singh.

“I’m humbled and grateful for the outpouring of all the support and good wishes for our film Gone Are The Days. We put everything we had over the course of the 10 years it took to finish the film but our hard work is nothing compared to the anguish, depression, abuse and extreme form of racism that Dr. Hakam Bhullar and his fellow Indo-Canadian veterinarians suffered at the hands of the BC Veterinarians College,” said Dhillon, the writer-director producer of Gone Are The Days.

“I’m honoured and proud to tell this exceptional Canadian story of institutional racism and let it be a lesson to everyone who thinks extreme form of racism doesn’t exist in Canada. Let me burst your bubble and say it does and the government of the day in BC and Ottawa stood silently as it took place but our community’s spirit and fight against injustice has stood the time and proved to be a great asset in winning this fight against injustice,” Dhillon concluded.

 

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