Punjab Research Group

Roots of Love

Posted in Film, News/Information by harjant on January 28, 2012

Told through the stories of six different men ranging in age from fourteen to eighty-six, Roots of Love 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 the current fashion trends, while the older generation struggles to retain the visible symbols of their religious and cultural identity.

“Beautifully conceived and shot…Pleasure to watch… A compassionate portrait of a community in transition…”
— Safina Uberoi, filmmaker and director of My Mother India and A Good Man

Awards:  “Best Student Film” – 2011 Society for Visual Anthropology

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  1. Pippa said, on February 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    The PRG welcomes comments and discussion on topical and at times thought provoking and controversial issues. I would really appreciate it if you could leave your comments here in the public domain rather than email me personally. Harjant Gill’s film raises a number of important issues which affect the Sikh community today and while it may be challenging for some to watch, it is important that we at least debate and discuss this, especially in a forum like this.


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