Rex vs. Singh

2009
30.0'
CA
Synopsis

An experimental video quartet examining the 1915 historical case of two Sikh millworkers, Dalip Singh and Naina Singh, who were entrapped by undercover police in Vancouver and accused of sodomy. This video stages their trial, told four times: first as a period drama, second as a documentary investigation of the case featuring queer geographer Gordon Brent Ingram, third as a musical pastiche agitprop (Greyson), and fourth as a deconstruction of the actual court transcript.

Rex vs. Singh was commissioned by the Queer History Project of Out on Screen, Vancouver Queer Film Festival.