The Rang Collective offers and collaborates with others in offering cultural activities such as film screenings, art exhibitions, musical concerts, storytelling, and poetry recitals. If you or your group are interested in collaborating with us on an event or a project, please email us at!


Here are some of the Rang Collective's events and projects:

We Have Not Come Here to Die

Poster for We Have Not Come Here to Die film.

SADAC, cosponsored by SADAN, CERAS, Rang Collective, & QPIRGs Concordia + McGill. On January 17, 2016, Rohith Vemula, a Dalit PhD scholar and activist at University of Hyderabad in India was driven to suicide after years of persecution by the university administration and Hindu supremacists. The event and Rohith’s suicide note galvanized anti-caste student politics and gave rise to massive protests across the country. Dheepa Dhanraj's film documents the historic raging movement that has united numerous marginalized groups, activists, and mothers. With the continuous rise of Hindu nationalists in North America, this film serves as an urgent and poignant reminder of the force of solidarity and student activism in the fight against race and caste.

SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation, Room LB-145, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Concordia University, Montreal, Québec

2024-04-26 06:30PM

Dr BR Ambedkar Now and Then

Poster for Dr BR Ambedkar Now and Then film.

SADAC, cosponsored by SADAN, CERAS, Rang Collective, & QPIRGs Concordia + McGill. Through the discerning lens of a Bahujan feminist filmmaker, this film explores the most pressing questions of the human condition – of liberty, equality, fraternity, social justice, exclusion and marginalized representation. A cinematic embodiment of Dr. Ambedkar’s philosophical legacy and praxis of Ambedkarite politics. With a post-screening Q&A with the director, Jyoti Nisha.

QPIRG Concordia, 2100 Guy Street, Suite 205, Montreal, Québec

2024-04-21 06:30PM

Aurat Raj (Women's Rule)

Poster for Aurat Raj (Women's Rule) film.

A screening at Brick by Brick of the madcap 1979 Pakistani film Aurat Raj, in affiliation with Falooda. Women have taken control of the government and hired mad scientists to create a bomb that switches men's and women's voices and clothing. This B film engages with gender, patriarchy, and drag. April 14, 4PM.

Montreal, Québec

2024-04-14 12:00AM

Being South Asian in Québec QAHN Presentation

A slide from Sunita Nigam's presentation on Being South Asian in Québec for QAHN

Rang member Dr. Sunita Nigam spoke with Heather Darch of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network about Rang's QAHN-funded Being South Asian in Québec exhibition on the South Asian diaspora in our province. Watch her presentation!

Sherbrooke, Québec

2024-03-28 12:00AM

Zindagi Tamasha

Poster for Zindagi Tamasha screening

A screening at Brick by Brick of Zindagi Tamasha, Sarmad Khoosat's Pakistani film about a man in Lahore struggling with gender norms and the attitudes of his society.

Montréal, Québec

2024-01-22 12:00AM

Tomb of Sand Book Talk

Poster for Tomb of Sand Book Talk

A Conversation with Daisy Rockwell: Translator of the 2022 Booker Prize-winning Hindi novel Tomb of Sand (Ret ki samadhi) by Geetanjali Shree, at Maison ChaĂŻShaĂŻ.

Sherbrooke, Québec

2023-10-28 12:00AM

Sherbrooke Mini-Festival

Poster for Sherbrooke Short Film Mini-Festival

Rang debuted its Screening South Asia film series with a short film mini-festival at Restaurant Shalimar, Sherbrooke. Four of our favourite South Asian short films were shown, and the audience participated in an open discussion with written and artistic responses!

Montréal, Québec

2023-03-19 12:00AM

India: The Modi Question

Poster for Modi documentary screening

Screening of the acclaimed documentary film by the BBC at the Teesri Duniya Theatre space. In partnership with Teesri, CERAS, and Montreal Serai.

Montréal, Québec

2023-02-19 12:00AM

Khamosh Pani - BxB

Poster for Khamosh Pani film screening at Brick by Brick

Our Parc-Extension screening of Sabiha Sumar's film about the effects of the Partition of British India upon Punjab. On the premises of and in collaboration with Brick by Brick.

Parc-Extension, Québec

2022-10-29 12:00AM

Anand Patwardhan Talk

Poster for Anand Patwardhan talk

To mark Gandhi Jayanti (the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi), Rang Collective and Raah lab (Concordia) hosted an event for the community in Montreal by inviting Anand Patwardhan, India's leading documentary filmmaker. The talk was titled "The Relevance of Gandhi and Ambedkar in the Fight against Fascism."

Montréal, Québec

2022-10-02 12:00AM

Khamosh Pani - Saguenay

Poster for Khamosh Pani film screening in Saguenay

Our Saguenay screening of Sabiha Sumar's film about the effects of the Partition of British India upon Punjab. In partnership with Regard sur le monde, and with funding from ELAN.

Saguenay, Québec

2022-11-05 12:00AM

New Directions in Sikh Art

Four academics including Professor Pasha M. Khan discussing the Sikh Art Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts

A panel on the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' new Kapany Sikh Art Collection, with Rang Collective founding member Prof. Pasha M. Khan, Sajdeep Soomal, Prof. Balbir K. Singh, and Dr. Megha Sehdev.

Montréal, Québec

2022-11-05 12:00AM

Psycho 6 Talkback

A talkback panel following Teesri Duniya Theatre's production Psycho 6 starring Oliver Koomsatira, with Rang Collective founding members Dipti Gupta and Pasha M. Khan

Montréal, Québec

2022-06-19 12:00AM