CBC Manitoba’s Creator Network Spotlights South Asian Filmmakers

Join Marcy Markusa with filmmakers Wasif Haseeb and Mandeep Sodhi for an evening celebrating South Asian creators and artists. (SRC)

It might be cold outside, but we have some stories that will warm you up right away. CBC Manitoba’s Creator Network presents a South Asian Film Night featuring five short films featuring creators from Winnipeg’s South Asian communities.

The best part? You don’t even have to leave your home to attend. Everything happens online. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or chai and relax for a cozy evening.

All entrants will have the chance to win one of five CBC Manitoba Limited Edition Toques.

Join Information Radio host Marcy Markusa in conversation with filmmakers Wasif Haseeb and Mandeep Sodhi for an exclusive online screening evening on Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free but registration is required.


About the Creators Network

The Creator Network is a national program that connects the CBC with various local filmmakers across the country. The goal is to amplify Canadian stories and share unique perspectives by deepening relationships within neighborhoods and among diverse communities in Manitoba.

Following the success of the Garden City Remote Newsroom in collaboration with Winnipeg’s South Asian communities in fall 2021, CBC Manitoba’s Creator Network has partnered with filmmakers Wasif Haseeb and Mandeep Sodhi.

(Submitted by Wasif Haseeb)

Meet Wasif Haseeb

Wasif is a filmmaker and digital artist based in Winnipeg. He made his debut in 2004, working on a film shot with his family’s webcam. He then experimented with various forms of media such as animation and game development over the following years, but returned to filmmaking in 2009.

Over the past 12 years, Wasif has produced hundreds of projects, from narrative films to TikTok reviews. His work has recently been screened at venues such as the Gimli Film Festival 2021, the Muslim International Film Festival 2021 and CBC.

(Submitted by Mandeep Sodhi)

Meet Mandeep Sodhi

Mandeep Sodhi has been a Winnipeg-based screenwriter, cinematographer and director since 2011. He has over 13 years of experience in the film industry in India, the United States and Canada. He has won two national awards in India for his docudramas, and his music videos have been nominated for national and international Music Awards in India, Asia and Sierra Leone.

In 2015, Mandeep won the ACTRA Manitoba Golden Boy for the Outstanding Member’s Project for his short film “The Perfect Little Plan”. He has written and directed for television and his work has been shown on Bell MTS, Super Channel and various on-demand platforms. His film company is Creative films Sodhi.


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