Punjab Research Group

Ajay Bhardwaj – Three Films on Punjab at frankbrazil.org

Posted in Events, Film by gsjandu on August 30, 2013
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The PRG is pleased to announce that Ajay’s three films on Punjab are now available on DVD via a new platform recently launched called www.frankbrazil.org. Below is a little about Tajender’s wonderfully named website:

What is Frank Brazil?

The name Frank Brazil was an alias of the Indian revolutionary Udham Singh.

Frank Brazil is an intiative launched in August 2013 by artist Tajender Sagoo. She graduated from Central Saint Martin’s in textile design, specialising in weaving. Sagoo went on to teach and work as a weaver before pursuing a career as an artist and curator.

We aim to be a platform for South Asian* communities in the UK and overseas. Frank Brazil will assist in generating new ways of seeing South Asian everyday cultures and languages. 

Another core aim of Frank Brazil is to encourage South to South conversations to facilitate the building of knowledge systems outside of western hegemony.

We seek to work with organisations, community groups, thinkers, makers, writers, artists and activists to produce, commission and merchandise new work. 

We are particularly interested in presenting rare and challenging work in art and design to a wider audience. 

We do not subscribe to any elitist hierarchy of art and design and aim to be an open and participatory arts organisation. 

We work on digital and non-digital platforms and media.

We use the pricing mechanism as a tool to distribute our work and to benefit artists. Any surpluses created through this pricing policy will be distributed to good causes. 

*For South Asia read India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan and communities worldwide including Trinidad, Kenya, Guyana, Uganda, South Africa, Jamaica, Canada, UK, Europe and USA.

Details available at:

E: info@frankbrazil.org

T: 075 3047 2483

Send postal enquiries to:

Frank Brazil c/o Tajender Sagoo

Limehouse Town Hall

646 Commercial Road


E14 7HA

This post’s contact: gorby.jandu@gmail.com


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

ORDER NOW! for your university and academic institutions.

More Info: www.TilotamaProductions.com

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Looking for Participants for PSBT TV Documentary on the topic of Hair/Sikh Faith/Punjabi Culture

Posted in Chandigarh, Film by harjant on June 20, 2010

We are looking for historians, academics and researchers based in or around Punjab to discuss the topic of hair, Sikh Faith and Punjabi Culture. Diverse views and opinions are welcomed.  Roots (working title) is a short documentary commissioned by PSBT for Doordarshan TV channel.

To participate please contact director Harjant S. Gill: Harjant@gmail.com, 91-9878318348

Filming will take place in and around Chandigarh next month (July).

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Screening of ‘Rabba Hun Ki Kariye’

Posted in Events, Film by Pippa on March 20, 2009


In their ‘Nashisht’ Series 

Impresario Asia invites you to the screening of a documentary on the partition memories


A film by Ajay Bhardwaj


The screening will be followed by an interactive session with the director  

DATE:  Wednesday 25th March 2009

TIME:  7.00 p.m.

VENUE: Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi



Pramilla Chhabra                                       K.K. Kohli

 2462-1685                                              98107-23979


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Musafer – Sikhi is Travelling – A Documentary

Posted in Film, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009


A film by Michael Nijhawan & Khushwant Singh Edited by Celeste Diamos


Musafer is a digital, 4:3 format independent documentary film that has been shot in Frankfurt, Paris, London and San Francisco between 2003 and 2008. The film portrays the interconnected life of a younger generation of diasporic Sikhs by giving emphasis to their artistic expressions and in-depth conversations about the meaning of Sikhi in times of political upheaval and social uncertainty. Musafer does not attempt to portray the Sikh tradition in its multifaceted forms, but instead sheds a light on the inner and outer journeys of particular individuals, their homing desires, as well as their boundary crossing endeavors


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