Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What do the Educators have to say about this ?

Today, the burden of fighting ignorance and prejudice falls often on those who face it.

Discrimination, harassment and even hate crimes are the happenings that are not uncommon to the Young Sikhs of the U.S.A. All caused by ignorance.


But who is going to fix this?



Most of the youth are trying to educate their peers. But how much educating can or should they do? The burden of educating can not fall only on them. At least, I hope not.

Perhaps the education system needs to do more to promote diversity and educate the teachers, students and their parents about little known minorities such as the Sikhs and the other ethnic groups that make up the fabric of the American society.


As I took my work to Educators, School going children and even Policy Makers to get some answers, I learnt that, everyone agrees that we could use more diversity education in our schools. I had a very positive response and one by one the movie is making a difference by opening the minds of the teens across our country.
I believe that Media is a great way to accomplish this goal, that is why I started this project.









And now, I need your help towards this mission. If you would talk to your teachers, I will gladly send them the movie and the lesson plan for a 'Diversity Workshop' for your school. For more information please visit the Educator's page on the website: http://www.onelight-films.com/
or write to:
rootsandwingsthemovie@gmail.com







Hope you will help me take the message of acceptance and peace to our schools.
-Angad Singh

4 comments:

Mohan Singh said...

Angad Ji, I admire your high spirit, innovation, creative skills and endurance in making your first and now your second

documentary on a very important topic in this day and age. May Waheguru continue to guide you in making this paradigm shift

towards the pursuit to continuing to make documentaries (and movies in the future) with all the success that will inspire more

youth in this direction. Today, people are influenced in huge numbers very easily through this media, but unfortunately, groups,

such as the Sikhs have generally been misrepresented and often ridiculed in the media, especially in Bollywood. Hence, we need

the youth, like yourself, to spread the truth and the true message of Sikhi through this Media. Gur Fateh to the

orgnisers/Sevadars of Sikhnet Film Festival and all the participants, like yourself. Bless you all and keep up the good work and

hopefully move into the world stage, including Hollywood and Bollywood.

PREET said...

WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH.

Dear Angad,

I am very proud of your work and admire your courage and spirit.You are truly a gem to our sikh panth.
Rab kare tanu lakh lakh safalta hor hon.
Please donot hesitate to worite back.It will be my pleasure to hear from you.
Best wishes and regards.

PREET said...

WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH.

Dear Angad,

I am very proud of your work and admire your courage and spirit.You are truly a gem to our sikh panth.
Rab kare tanu lakh lakh safalta hor hon.
Please donot hesitate to worite back.It will be my pleasure to hear from you.
Best wishes and regards.

james said...

Thanks a lot for a bunch of good tips. I look forward to reading more on the topic in the future. Keep up the good work! This blog is going to be great resource. Love reading it.
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