SIKH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010: SHORTS
Director: Michael Singh
Uncommon Journeys provides brief glimpses into the lives of five people who have taken a different path from the traditional Sikh careers of doctor, lawyer or engineer. Four are Sikhs and one is a Muslim with deep connections to Sikh history.
First is London-based Indi Kaur, a 20-something star musician, composer and teacher, whose mesmerizing music reveals touches of kirtan, Western classical, and modern jazz. Next is Delhi resident Ajeet Kaur, a radical writer whose best-selling works and political bluntness have scandalized her readers and angered the powerful, from the 1960's until today. Then we meet Glasgow natives Pops and Raj (of the musical duoTigerstyle), celebrated DJs who produce a riveting blend of hip-hop, bhangra, and Indian classical tunes. Finally, there’s Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, a direct descendent of Maharajah Ranjit Singh's most trusted minister. Mr. Aijazuddin, from Lahore, solves the mystery of the huge, famous Shoefft painting of Ranjit's court.
Together these five iconoclasts take viewers on journeys into Sikhi that will surprise, delight and edify both Sikh and non-Sikh audiences alike.