Alex Sangha

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Alex Sangha

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  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   British Columbia
  • City:   Delta
  • How do you Identify?:   Gay South Asian Male
  • Field of Work:   Documentary and Other
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Interested In:   Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material
  • Recent Credits:   My Name Was January, Emergence - Out of the Shadows (In Production)
  • Favourite Movies:   Cinema Paradisio, Bound, Brokeback Mountain, Beach Rats, My Own Private Idaho, All About My Mother, Longtime Companion, and The Silence of the Lambs
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Will and Grace and Queer As Folk (Original British Edition)
  • Pitch a Project:   Explore the taboo topic of being gay or lesbian in the South Asian community of Metro Vancouver and abroad. Kayden tells a poignant story of family rejection and self-discovery while embracing his newfound family and life.
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Alex Sangha’s birth name is Amar Singh Sangha. He was born in Gravesend, Kent, England and raised in Surrey and North Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Alex is an award-winning social worker.  Alex has an MSc in Public Administration and Public Policy from the Department of Government from the London School of Economics. He has a Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia with a First Class Standing.  Alex is the Founder of the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society which produced the award-winning documentary, My Name Was January.   My Name Was January won 13 international awards and garnered 57 official selections at film festivals around the world.  The film was an official selection at the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival and the Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia where it picked up Best Short Documentary.  My Name Was January entered the Leo Awards and Canadian Screen Awards for Best Short Documentary in 2020. The film is distributed through various formats through Moving Images Distribution, OUTtv, and Revry.  Alex is currently working on his second short documentary, Emergence – Out of the Shadows.  Alex is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada.


I produce short documentaries with a social justice theme that go into high schools, colleges, universities, and the educational market.  I also create a discussion guide for teachers to go along with the film.  I also submit the film to the film festival circuit and usually have it broadcast on television.