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A man wearing a turban and a captain america costume holds a shield and lays out his fist.

American Sikh [short film]

  Vishavjit Singh, Ryan Westra

  United States     10 minutes


Based on true events, American Sikh tells the story of a courageous man in post-9/11 New York City who faced prejudice and racism with humor and heroism. Harnessing the style of comic book heroes, this short follows Vishavjit Singh as he finds a singular way to respond to widespread distrust of his religious expression.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 2: Animation – Desires program.


Content Considerations
Racial violence
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