The U.S.A is proudly known to be the Melting Pot of the World. But a teen Sikh American is not comfortable with the idea of assimilation at the cost of diversity. He would  rather see his country to be a salad bowl where uniqueness is a good thing as long as it’s accompanied by co-existence.

Angad’s second documentary  ‘Roots and Wings’ poses  the question if one has to cut off their roots in order to spread their wings and soar high. He highlights the challenges the Sikh Youth face every day being both American and Sikhs, the spirit with which they overcome them and what they expect out of their fellow citizens.

The documentary speaks to anyone that faces challenges on account of being ‘different’ – whether visibly or ideologically. It persuades the audience to expand their horizons and think beyond stereotypes.

More About the Film: http://www.onelight-films.com/

1st place competition winner in 2008
for age group 11-17

 

Directed by: Angad Singh (Age: 15)
Location: Roswell, GAUnited States
Length: 29 min, 58 seconds

 

NOTE: This documentary was recently finished and re-sent to us to showcase on SikhNet. It was not complete when it was submitted in 2008 to the film festival, even though it won first prize in 2009. The video will not be in the 2009 competition.

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