Under the Turban

Under the Turban

Streaming Video - 2017
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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.
Publisher: [United States]: Cinema Libre Studio , 2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 89 min.)) : sd., col
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Call Number: eVideo

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MASOMO2013
Apr 08, 2018

I have lived on 4 different continents and have experienced all different religions and cultures, so I did appreciate this docu and I really think people need to open their minds and and try to appreciate this low budget impromptu journey into sikhism by an individual who went out of his way trying to explain his . I appreciated his effort trying to show his personal experiences .

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bibliocrema
Jan 30, 2018

Very poorly made, like a kid with a cheap camera travels the world. No sense of documentary
order and substance, no sub-titles, unimportant scenes and talk. had to quit watching about
10 to 15 min.in.

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graybear2
Sep 22, 2017

We were very interested to see this and learn about this religion & culture. But the accents are difficult to understand, particularly if you are hearing impaired. No subtitles for any parts that are in English, even when heavily accented. Ironic that a documentary about a culture that is about INCLUSION has EXCLUDED an entire segment of society from watching their film because they cannot understand what is being said. A BIG missed opportunity for educating! We were very disappointed.

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