Veenu shares how she grew up in Dawson Creek, with a predominantly white and Indigenous population. She voices the regret of not having learned Punjabi and understands that her family was trying to “assimilate.” She discloses her thoughts about internalized racism. She notes as an instructor and human, she is more aware of the need to be curious about diverse cultures.
Veenu Sandhu (she/her) is an actor, writer, and director based on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations which is now known as Vancouver. Her career spans across mediums, having worked in commercials, TV, film & on stage. Veenu has recently written and directed her first ultra-short film What I Want, which she initially pitched, and was then selected for the 18th installment of the Mighty Asian Movie-Making Marathon (AKA MAMM '18). Veenu is also an instructor in the Acting Department at Vancouver Film School and is a sessional instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.