Film about unique Plymouth councilman has première at library
Part of Plymouth Central Library was turned into a cinema for the premiere of 'Sikh and Ye Shall Find' – a film about councilman Chaz Singh, who in 2011 became the first Sikh ever to hold that office in Plymouth.
Cllr Singh came to Plymouth about ten years ago and the film chronicles some of his experiences on his journey from shopkeeper in Plympton to councilman and deputy mayor.
The director of the film is Plymouth University student, Bill Sheikh, who works with Cllr Singh in the Devonport-based inclusion organisation Fata He.
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"We started shooting the film back in February and I have spent some of the summer putting it together," Bill Sheikh said after the première.
Chaz Singh was also present at the première and reminisced about his early days in Plymouth in the offlicence his family opened in Plympton. He talked about how his personal journey had in part mirrored that of the city of Plymouth.
"I remember some of the behaviour I experienced during those first years. Someone told me to go home to my own country, but I do not think we have an extradition agreement with Birmingham where I was born and raised," he joked.
"In my time in Plymouth things have changed a lot. They are still not perfect by a long shot but they have improved."
Sikh and Ye Shall Find is being considered by the Sikh Channel Sky and will also be shown various other places around Britain.