The Team

David R. Gray, PhD
David Gray is an independent researcher, writer, and filmmaker, specializing in the areas of environment, parks, community history, and arctic ecology. His main research interests are Arctic mammals, Arctic exploration, Canadian toys, and early Sikh immigration from India to Canada. David has written three books, produced two Virtual Museum of Canada exhibitions (Ukaliq: the Arctic Hare in 2005 and Northern People: Northern Knowledge in 2003), and curated a major exhibition, Expedition Arctic: 1913 – 1918, for the Canadian Museum of Civilization. As a filmmaker, he directed and produced the recent films Lumber Lions (2012), Canadian Soldier Sikhs (2011), and Searching for the Sikhs of Tod Inlet (2009), and directed Arctic Shadows: the Arctic Journeys of Dr. R. M. Anderson (2010), Beyond the Gardens’ Wall (2010), and Dis-Immigration (2012).
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Ian Hall
Director of Photography, Filmmaker, Film Editor, Sound Editor
Ian Hall has worked in the multimedia industry for 15 years, producing countless short videos, web videos, promotional videos, and instructional/how-to videos. He has worked on five full-length documentaries, including two award-winning 60-minute films for national television, on the history of the Sikhs in British Columbia. As a graduate of the Algonquin College Multimedia program in Ottawa, Ian is familiar with all things film-related and is well-versed in a variety of video editing, graphic and multimedia programs and platforms. He has also been involved in instructing a variety of video production courses at the University of New Brunswick. Ian is also an accomplished musician, a definite asset to his work in filmmaking. His recent work includes a soon to be released documentary on the history of the Sikh involvement in the British Columbia lumber mills.
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Kuljit Sodhi
Songwriter and Musician
As lead singer and songwriter for the group Galitcha, Kuljit has co-produced two CDs of East Indian music combined with other international traditional music, including Chinese traditional instruments and Canadian folk music. Kuljit produced the musical score for our previous film, Searching for the Sikhs of Tod Inlet.
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Sally Gray
Writer, Editor
Sally has worked as a writer and editor for thirty years, with experience in all areas of media, for both government and industry. She has an educational background in television and radio, as well as writing and editing. She edited the film script for Searching for the Sikhs of Tod Inlet and Arctic Shadows. Sally apprenticed with Ottawa University Press for six months, editing three U of O books. She continues to edit books and film scripts, write for magazines, and to research and prepare reports and publications.
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