‘The Black Prince’ is a story of Queen Victoria and the Last King of Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh. His character as it evolves, torn between two cultures and facing constant dilemmas as a result. His relationship with Queen Victoria will be the most impactful relationship in the film, the Queen representing the English culture he was drawn into. The Black Prince begins a lifelong struggle to regain his Kingdom. It takes him on an extraordinary journey across the world.
Los Angeles Film Awards 2017: Best Story, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Drama
Manchester International Film Festival (MANIFF) 2017: Best Production, Outstanding Production Design
Cast: Jason Flemyng, Amanda Root, Shabana Azmi, Satinder Sartaj
Post Screening Discussion with Director Kavi Raz and Ambassador of India Navtej Sarna
Director: Kavi Raz
Kavi Raz is an Indian-born British actor, writer, director and producer. Born in Punjab, Raz left India at a young age for the United Kingdom, where he grew up. He acquired national prominence as an exceptional hockey player in the Midlands. Raz was a founder and artistic director of the Wandering Players’ Theatre Company. The company staged several World and US premieres of plays from India. Western audiences were exposed to the works of Rabindranath Tagore for the first time, in addition to plays like Sakharam Binder. In 1978, Raz founded the production company, K. R. Films Hollywood. Its debut, Lehren – a television weekly variety series for the Asian audience – was shown throughout the United States and Canada. He co-starred with Joe Odagiri and Chloe Snyder in Atsushi Funahashi’s Big River in 2005. Raz began his career as a filmmaker with The Gold Bracelet, a movie about a Sikh man faced with the realities of post-9/11.
About the Film
Wouldn’t it be great to act out your deep dark fantasies without facing the reality of the consequences? Story of 4 men who have figured that out.
Post Screening Discussion with Director Mansoor Ahmed and Cast
Cast: Suma Muralidhar, Paresh Parekh, Rajiv Paul, Manoj Tiwari, Sushil Rattan, Maham Siraj
Director: Mansoor Ahmed
Mansoor Ahmed (Moonie), DCSAFFs Technical Director, is also the Division Director for Astrophysics at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center. During the day he studies the stars and in the evening he shoots them. Moonie made his directorial debut in 2013 with the critically acclaimed film, Bhool. His passion for filmmaking can be traced back to his childhood days in Peshawar, Pakistan, where he lived across from the only English language cinema hall in the city – it wasn’t long before he became mesmerized by the world of international cinema.