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Sikh I Am: Voices on Identity

Three American-Sikhs assert and articulate their identity from a male perspective in this program of short docs.

Christina Antonakos-Wallace’s Article of Faith (2011, USA, 10 mins, in English) is a portrait of NY-based activist Sonny Singh, as he inspires New York City Sikh-youth to stand up for themselves and combat harassment in their schools. This segment is part of a larger documentary, with WINGS and ROOTS, that is currently in production.

Sikligar (2012, India, 23 mins, in Punjabi and Marvi with English subtitles) is a documentary by Mandeep Sethi about the hidden story of the Sikligar Sikhs, the black-ironsmiths and weapons makers of the Khalsa Army of the Sikhs.

Harjant Gill’s Roots of Love (2011, India, 26mins, in English and Punjabi with English subtitles) examines the changing significance of the turban among Sikhs in India, where the choice of cutting one’s hair is one that not only concerns the individual and his family, but an entire community.

Followed by a discussion moderated by Simran Kaur (from the The Sikh Coalition).

pictured above: Sonny Singh in Article of Faith

September 23 2012


Date: Sep 23, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm
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Directors Various
Country/Year USA, 2011/2012
Running Time 55mins
Language English and Punjabi with English subtitles
Notes Mandeep Sethi and Harjant Gill in Person
Co-Presenters The Sikh Coalition, American India Foundation, ASATA, Dholrhythms


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