Vic Sarin

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Vic Sarin (born 1945) is an Indian-born Canadian/American film director, producer and screenwriter. His work as a cinematographer includes Partition, Margaret's Museum, Whale Music, Nowhere to Hide, Norman's Awesome Experience, and Riel. He also directed such projects as Partition, Left Behind, and Wind at My Back. Sarin was born in Kashmir, India.


Vic Sarin spent his teenage years in Australia where he father was a diplomat. After a short stint as a news cameraman in Australia, he came to Canada in 1963. He landed with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporatipn and shot a number of its prestigious dramas during the 1980s. He shot his first movie, Don Shebib’s Heartaches in 1981, and became one of Canada’s top cinematographers on award-winning films such as Bye Bye Blues, Whale Music and Margaret’s Museum. In 1989, Sarin made a strong feature-film directing debut with Cold Comfort. In 2006, he directed and photographed Partition, based on his own script, a love story set against the turbulent history of his home region, divided in 1947 and now split between Indian and Pakistani control.




  • A Shine on Rainbows
  • Partition

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