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A cheesemaker, a biker, a farmer, a model, a prince. They’re not all one person, but they all do have one thing in common—they are Sikhs. Originating nearly 500 years ago, Sikhism is now the world’s fifth largest religion, with many of its 25 million members choosing to express their commitment to their faith and culture by wearing a very recognizable piece of clothing—the turban. But who are these people, where do they live, and for what do they stand? Or, put simply, what makes one a Sikh?
When nine-year-old Zara Garcha asks such a question, her family decides to answer it in a most extraordinary manner—by embarking on an international journey to learn about their heritage from modern day Sikhs. From Italy to India to Great Britain, Argentina, Canada, and the United States, Zara and her family traverse the globe and meet some of the most interesting, generous, and compassionate people on Earth. And in so doing, they remind us that, to fully understand our fellow human beings, we must judge not solely by what is on one’s head, but by what is in one’s heart.
The film’s distributor, Cinema Libre Studio, has partnered with Gathr Theatrical on Demand ® to make turnkey screening opportunities in movie theatres available for community organizers to arrange events. Screenings are scheduled starting June 27 in Fresno, CA, Denver, CO, Leawood, KS, Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, Seattle, WA, and Washington, DC. More details here.
CINEMA LIBRE STUDIO presents a PERSISTENT PRODUCTIONS film
“UNDER THE TURBAN”
featuring ZARA GARCHA original music by MIKE MAC ALLISTER and AARON KOTLER
original songs by MIKE MAC ALLISTER and MICHAEL “TRES” MYERS
edited by DAVID FLOOD cinematography MICHAEL ROGERS
produced by MEGHAN SHEA & MICHAEL ROGERS executive producer HARPREET BEDI
written by MEGAHN SHEA co-directors MEGHAN SHEA & MICHAEL ROGERS
directed by SATINDER GARCHA