A short film ‘Singh’ based on the life struggle of an Indian-American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa has won “Short Film of the Year” award at a prestigious film festival in the United States. The film is based on the life of Gurinder Singh Khalsa which forced the US authorities to change their policy towards the holy turban.
Helmed by Jenna Ruiz, the film Sikh was selected among the 100 films submitted in one category for the award at the Covellite International Film festival in Montana, United States. The film Sikh is based on the real-life incidents which took place in Indian American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa.
Singh showcases the incident of 2007 when Khalsa was not allowed to board airline without removing turban for the inspection by Transportation Security Administration agents. Actually, Gurinder Singh Khalsa was to choose between his religious beliefs and his flight to visit his mother who was critical in those days. Khalsa then, took this issue to the US Congress which forced them to change the policies in airports nationwide.
SINGH was also selected by Covellite International Film Festival for one of the largest film festival, Indy Shorts International Film Festival. The Indy Shorts will present the storytelling from across the world from July 25-28, 2019 in Indianapolis.