Sikhs Across The World II
Sunday, November 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
One of the most widely travelled minority groups in the world, Sikhs have made their home in over 100 countries. They all share one thing in common: a struggle to assimilate into new cultures while still retaining meaningful degrees of Sikhi in their new lives and the lives of their children. A fascinating look at various Sikhs whose stories will inspire you.
Khem Singh Gill – Pioneer of Green India
Biopic based on the life of famous geneticist of Punjab, responsible for greening India. Former Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab.
A documentary about the plight of the Punjabi farmer. The north Indian state of Punjab was said to have produced enough food to feed the entire country during the Green Revolution. However, the overuse of chemicals introduced to enhance production has poisoned the water with carcinogens and created an infertile soil addicted to chemicals. As the land is dependent, so are more and more farmers becoming addicted to drugs, which help them to work longer hours in the fields. The expense of the chemicals and drugs forces farmers to take loans from ‘Arthis’, the rich middlemen who increase their interest rates without warning. Over 50,000 farmers have committed suicide in the last ten years, by drinking the toxic chemicals that are murdering Punjabi soil.