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On Location at Crescent Beach in South Surrey

On the set of Emergence: Out of the Shadows with star Jag Nagra and her wife, Agata, and their beautiful daughter.


Photo of Kayden Bhangu on the set of Emergence: Out of the Shadows

Photo of Jag Nagra on the set of Emergence: Out of the Shadows

Photo of Alex Sangha on the set of Emergence: Out of the Shadows

SIXTY SECOND FIRST LOOK

Interview with Producer Alex Sangha and Director Vinay Giridhar of Emergence: Out of the Shadows

SYNOPSIS

For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Denial, shame and despair haunted their youths, even threatening their lives. Yet, they’ve emerged. In the gripping feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows, the disparate journeys of Kayden, Jag and Amar candidly converge around a shared sense of compassion and healing as they bravely convey their often heart-wrenching stories. Confronted with tradition and taboo in their Punjabi Sikh cultures, resisting silence, Jag’s parents and Amar’s mother choose love over rejection, offering courage and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance. Tender, thoughtful and teary, Emergence: Out of the Shadows asserts a potent and transformative voice in support of marginalized queer youth and their families.