Surjit Sachdev grew up in a conservative family in India. Surjit’s father was an engineer, and he’s an engineer, but the family tradition ended when Surjit's son was born with a severe mental disability.
Through the years, Surjit's frustrations with his son increased until one day a major confrontation forced him to examine his competence as a father.
A Fragile Son won the Best Documentary: Silver Award in the 2007 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was produced with Neil Sandell.
Carma Jolly is a producer at CBC Radio’s Outfront, a Canadian radio program that invites listeners to create documentaries about themselves. Jolly has worked in radio since 1993, mostly in news and current affairs. She has made numerous documentaries and even won some awards. She’ll also proudly mention that a side adventure found her in New Delhi interning at India’s first women’s press.
An engineer by profession, Surjit Sachdev arrived in Canada in 1972. He worked in the steel and oil industry before embarking on his current practice in financial planning. Sachdev lives in Toronto, is married, and is a very proud father of his special needs son, Kapil. Due to Kapil's positive influence, Sachdev has started to write poetry and fictionalized short stories of his life experiences.