Paani Pitaa

2016 Winner
for Junior age group (11-17)

This movie follows the story of a young boy who learns about the environmental issues in his community. Throughout the movie, he begins to accept that it is his responsibility as a Sikh to preserve the environment and take action to help.

I drew ideas for this movie from my last trip to India. In addition, everybody in my community has been making an effort to conserve water because of the California drought. I wanted to make a movie that combined local issues with greater issues. Sikhism is unique in that we have an equal relationship with nature, and I wanted to portray this. I had a lot of fun making this video, and I hope you enjoy watching it.

Directed by: Amrita Kaur Bhasin (Age: 15)
Location: Menlo Park, CA, USA
Length: 7 min 01 sec

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