“Post 9/11 Sikh Immigrant Children in America”
by Producer & Director: Dr. Bindu Chawla
The documentary is a sequel to Professor Chawla’s 2003 published research Sikh Immigrant Children: Navigating Dual Cultures in Metropolitan New York. In this documentary a series of live interviews are conducted with Sikh immigrant high school teenagers. The children discuss their lives in a social, cultural and educational context relating to their country of adoption (America) in comparison to their country of origin (India).Tackling the challenges and conflicts they experience with their dual identities and how they respond is a key focus of the documentary. The findings of the documentary illustrate how these children acculturate with their dual cultures, adopt and negotiate customs and traditions in a post 9/11 America.