SIKH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011: DOCUMENTARY
Directed by: Mandeep Sethi; Produced by: ALHF, Sami Brar, Jagmohan Singh
Sikhligar is a documentary portraying the lives of the Sikligar Sikhs: the blacksmith/ironsmiths and weapons-makers of the Khalsa Army of the Sikhs. Very little is known about the Sikligars in and outside of India, as they have been displaced through years of colonization and government oppression. Originally named Sikligar by the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, they now live in the slums of Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra, and beyond. Illiterate for the last 300 years, the Sikligars are beginning to empower themselves through different means. Learn about their history, their current state, and what is being done to assist in the growth and development of this community.