News Just in….! The film “American Made” is going to premier on Television all over the USA! This is awesome. Hopefully the exposure that this film will get by showing on PBS will help educate more people about Sikhs and the issues we face. You can also buy a copy of the DVD which is now available on the film’s website. I just ordered a copy since I don’t have satellite TV currently or an antennae for local channels (don’t have much time for TV these days. I just rent DVDs). But hey… I’m sure YOU have TV right?
Spread the word about the showings on TV and let everyone know (email this article to friends) . See the links at the bottom to find out dates and schedules for your city.
Acclaimed short film about a Sikh American family after 9/11 premieres on PBS’ Independent Lens starting May 9, 2006.
American Made ( http://americanmadethemovie.com ) is a story about a Sikh American family in the aftermath of 9/11. When the Singh family’s car breaks down in the desert, Ranjit tells his father that no one will stop to help because “he looks like a terrorist.” What follows is the heart-rending struggle between a father and son and a larger exploration of faith, tradition, acceptance, and what it means to be ‘American’ today. Told with humanity and humor, American Made has won seventeen awards from film festivals around the world. It will likely be the first fictional film about Sikh Americans post-9/11 on national television. Director Sharat Raju’s next project is a full-length documentary film Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath to be released in Fall 2006.
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American Made has 529 air dates on 200+ station affiliates. Major cities listed below.