A film by Jacob Harbord

Shot in the UK

Completed as a final project for the MA in Visual Anthropology, Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester.

'Sanatan' looks at Nidar Singh Nihang, the last master of Shastar Vidiya, and his efforts to revive this ancient martial art amongst the Sikhs of Wolverhampton. Everyone hopes that Nidar’s 8-year-old son, Jai, will one day succeed his father as leader of the martial arts school. But it seems Jai is more interested in creating art than being a warrior...

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