Kaur Films is the brainchild of Harleen Kaur.
Harleen is an independent film maker and makes her movies under the banner Kaur Films. Prior to making films, she worked as a marketing professional, and launched various media campaigns for consumer product brands.
Harleen’s passion for film making and media was ignited while she was working at the National Geographic and History Channel. While her role was largely behind the scenes, she picked up a flair for story telling. Later while pursuing an MBA at the Indian School of Business, Harleen was the founding president of the Media Club, a legacy that she deeply cherishes.
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Currently working on her second film Je Suis Superhero, Harleen is challenging the notion of stereotypes based on gender, race or appearance. With a backdrop of superheroes and comic books, the film follows three cartoonists and comic book creators who are defying biases and racism through their art.
Born and raised in India, Harleen now calls San Francisco bay area as her home. Here she devotes her time to various organizations including serving as a member of the jury for the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). Her other interests include photography and golf.
Here is one of Harleen’s interview with UNAFF Director Jasmina Bojic when her film The Odd Couple was selected for the UNAFF 2016. (Scroll to 11:11). This is a joint interview with another fantastic film maker, George Csicsery, director of Navajo Math Circles.
Je Suis Superhero
Stereotypes are found almost everywhere in the society. The judgements can be based on looks, gender or even skin color. But is it right to make these generalizations? Don’t actions and values trump appearance? Are there individuals who take these stereotypes head on?Je Suis Superhero attempts to shed light on these questions with comic books and its creators as backdrop.
The Odd Couple
The short documentary “The Odd Couple: A Story of Two Triathletes” is an inspirational tale of two triathletes, each with their own set of challenges. Jeff is a below the knee amputee and an Ironman finisher while Parvin, a follower of the Sikh faith struggles to find a balance between maintaining identity and the rigors of training to be an athlete. Contrasting their challenges.