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Personal Politics presented by DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, like all humans, have always told their own stories — although their stories were not often told on film. The shift to digital technologies changed some of that, but finding audiences outside of the community has been a lingering challenge. For that reason we are shining a light on films from our Festival archive highlighting exceptional works from makers in the DC Metro region. Join us for the 21st DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival running online from July 15 - 25, 2021. Learn more at

Told through the perspectives of six different Sikh men (ages 14 - 68), ROOTS OF LOVE documents the changing significance of hair and the turban among Sikhs in India. It is a timely and relevant exploration of these inherent conflicts between tradition and modernity, between pragmatism and faith.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
    Punjabi, English
  • Country
  • Director
    Harjant Gill
  • Producer
    Rajiv Mehrotra
  • Executive Producer
    Public Service Broadcasting Trust of India
  • Cast
    Jasmer Singh Gill, Swarn Singh Khalon, Gurkirpal Singh Grewal
  • Cinematographer
    Gopi Shastri
  • Editor
    Chris Droukas