Kuljit Singh Dhatt
On the 25th anniversary of Kuljit Singh Dhatt’s custodial killing by the Punjab Police, Ensaaf presented A Labor of Love: Contesting Impunity, a multimedia tribute to the strength and resilience of one family and how they fought impunity for 25 years.
On the 30th anniversary, Ensaaf presented an eyewitness account of the Indian Army assault on the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar, Punjab, from June 1 to June 6, 1984. This account is coupled with archival footage from the inside of the complex, filmed during the first week of June by the Associated Press.
On May 23, 2014, Ensaaf released online The Last Killing, an original award-winning documentary that chronicles police whistleblower Satwant Singh Manak’s long struggle for justice for the survivors of ten victims of unlawful killings.
On November 2, Ensaaf launched an ad campaign in the San Francisco Bay Area's metro system, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the November 1984 pogroms of Sikhs in India. On the same day, the Mercury News also published Ensaaf's op-ed discussing the anniversary of the pogroms and its continuing impact on Sikhs. Earlier in the week, TIME magazine published an article on November 1984, featuring quotes from Ensaaf's Co-Director. That article reached #1 on TIME's Most Emailed list.
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