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Roots of Love: Exploring Hair in the Sikh Community

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    Roots of Love: Exploring Hair in the Sikh Community
    Posted by Sundari | Sunday, March 20, 2011 – 9:05 pm

    Conversations about hair are often emotional for Sikhs – and therefore they are conversations which we tend to avoid. For many Sikhs, it is a constant struggle to explain the historical significance of keeping our hair and/or wearing a turban while other Sikhs will argue that simply keeping your hair or wearing a turban by no means makes you a good Sikh. While that may be true, being able to have conversations about hair is an incredibly important and necessary dialogue for us to participate in. Many Sikhs in the diaspora have struggled to maintain their identity, while Sikhs in Panjab are struggling to be western. It’s such an interesting juxtaposition and anybody who has visited Panjab recently will see the dwindling number of Sikh boys choosing to wear turbans. In an effort to explore this issue, a fascinating documentary film - Roots of Love – by award winning filmmaker Harjant Gill is being released this Spring.

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    I was given the opportunity to watch the entire documentary – I highly recommend the film and was drawn to its excellent cinematography. You can watch the trailer below and after the jump, read my interview with Director, Harjant Gill. Then, think about how hair plays a significant role in your life, if at all?


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    Looks like a very interesting film, the title is great and it seems like it'll really contribute to the conversation about Sikh image...
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