Roots Of Love - by Harjant Gill

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Duration/ Language
00:26:00 (hh:mm) ,  English
Trailer/ Excerpt Link
Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s
Harjant is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies at Towson University, Maryland. His academic research examines the intersections of masculinity, modernity and migration in South Asia. He has made several films that have screened at festivals worldwide and won numerous awards. He is currently the Co-Director of Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival.
Synopsis/ Description
Told through the stories of six different men ranging in age from fourteen to eightysix, the Film documents the changing significance of hair and the turban among Sikhs in India. We see younger Sikh men abandoning their hair and turban to follow current fashion trends, while the older generation struggles to retain the visible symbols of their religious identity. The Film is a timely and relevant exploration of the inherent conflict between tradition and modernity, between pragmatism and faith. The choice of cutting one’s hair is one that not only concerns the individual and his family, but an entire community.
Significant Awards/ Screenings
  • John Abraham National Awards, SiGNS,Kerala
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival
  • Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival
  • Chicago Film Festival
  • Seattle Film Festiva
  • Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
  • Indian Documentary Producers’ Association Awards for Excellence
  • Best Student Film, Society for Visual Anthropology, Film and Media Festival, Montreal
  • 3rdi Annual San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Sikh Art and Film Festival, Southern California
  • Indian Film Festival of Hope, San Francisco
  • DisOrient Asian American Film Festival, Oregon
  • Winter Film Festival, New York

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