701 E. El Camino Real , Mountain View, CA
Hi Bolly Bombs! For this event we'll meet around 6:30 on the 3rd floor near the elevators to coordinate as a group (fyi, there are no rsvps for seating, it's first come first serve). Perhaps afterwards we can go out and grab a nice lil bite to eat or coffee/chai and have some convo (tbd by group attendees on site).
Free South Bay Shorts Screening: “Sikh I Am,” November 15
3rd i Films presents:
SIKH I AM: Voices on Identity
When: November 15, 2012, 7:00pm
Where: Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 701 East El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040
(screening/conference room is on the 3rd floor next to the elevators)
Running time: 55 mins, plus Q&A
Language: English and Punjabi with English subtitles
Filmmakers Harjant Singh and Mandeep Sethi in person!
Followed by Q&A, moderated by Simran Kaur from the Sikh Coalition.
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
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