فيلم Under the Turban

Under the Turban

A young, modern, Sikh family travels the globe meeting with diverse communities of Sikhs to explore their roots and identity in Sikhism, the world's fifth largest religion.

Running Time
1 hours 29 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Satinder Garcha, Mike Rogers, Mike Rogers, Meghan Shea
Country
USA, UK, India, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Argentina
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Under the Turban» (18)

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Louis

I can't believe I have seen such a great documentary on a subject that has such a profound effect on so many people. It is certainly a documentary that I would like to see again, but I don't think it is a documentary I will ever watch again. The documentary tells the story of a real life and amazing story of a girl who has the potential to be a great American and a legend. This documentary is all about the life of Mahatma Ghandi, and the people who care about him and help him. This documentary is very inspiring, but at the same time very sad. I have to say, this documentary is an excellent example of how documentaries should be made, and what they should look like. It is not only about Ghandi, but about the people that care for him and help him. I love this documentary, and would recommend it to anyone.

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Margaret

It's been said before and I agree with it, this documentary has the power to make you feel the pressure of your own country and the weight of the world on your shoulders. While some might say that it is the truth, others will call it propaganda and I am of the latter. However, whatever the truth, this film does not need to be seen in order to be understood, and the emotions it provokes are enough to carry a viewer into a different mood. It is also a powerful piece of cinema and a fantastic portrayal of the extreme situation that young people face. I cannot believe that anyone who has not been there and experienced it could possibly understand what it is like. No one can, except those who have lived it. But it is this generation's burden to deal with and to do something about it. For some reason, this film has been compared to the best of the anti-war films of the 1970s. But there are many more powerful anti-war films from that period that could be seen by people who are not as aware of the political events taking place in their countries.

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Christina B.

I have never written a comment for this website before. But I just couldn't resist! After seeing the documentary on the "Turkey 2" which was put on TBN, I was deeply disturbed by what I saw. The way in which the film makers spoke about the non-existence of Christians and other minority groups in Turkey was totally false. I felt very sorry for the people of Turkey and the minorities that have been beaten and tortured for years. This film makers didn't understand anything about Turkey, and that's why they made a really poor documentary. I think it would have been better to put this movie in Turkish. This film was supposed to be in English. I am really disappointed.

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Sean

You would think from the cover that it would be a pretty superficial film about a western frontier. You would think wrong. What the filmmakers did was make an almost documentary-style look at this most significant period in our history and an issue that I think is worthy of further study. The movie has a strong narrative backbone and a strong message. The director really keeps the movie very moving with plenty of images that really get you involved. One thing that makes the film work is the way the actors do their part. As far as a career goes, that could not have been easier to do. The actors really put in a powerful performance. You can really tell that they really care about their craft. You feel that this is really a group effort and really take this seriously. The fact that they put in the work to do this is also a credit. I can see why they might be unsure of their work but I believe they have a really strong voice and I am sure that many others will find their way into this film. It is one of those documentaries that I would recommend to friends, family and of course, I would recommend it to those who like a film that has an agenda and it really does have an agenda. I hope to see more films like this. It is one of those films that you can sit down and watch again and again and again.

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Diane

What a great piece of filmmaking that never ceases to amaze me. This is the true story of an Indian-American woman, who was arrested and imprisoned for her art. She was a Sikh living in Chicago, and was arrested on a charge of attempting to take an American flag, that she had not displayed, and presented it to the police as evidence. She was jailed for three months, during which she was put into solitary confinement for nine months, where she was also tortured. What is incredible about this story is that she did not know the American flag was illegal. She could not possibly understand the reasons behind the law, and so she was locked up in solitary confinement, without any way to communicate with the guards. Eventually, she was transferred to the "worst prison in the world", a prison in New York. At the time, the US was trying to deport her to India, and also to the prison in New York where she was incarcerated. Her incarceration was so terrible, that she never saw the sunrise, or sunrise at all, for the next seven years. She was never allowed to eat or drink anything other than water. She was kept in isolation for nine months, and she died shortly after the end of the trial. The trial lasted about two weeks, and the police officer in charge was acquitted. The police officer told the court that the reason he was acquitted was because he had no evidence. If the police officer had taken the flag to court, it would have been used as evidence against him. What a terrible injustice to the woman who was accused of having a criminal intent. However, she lived a happy life, with a family and her art. She died, of old age, shortly after the trial. I am very disappointed, that there was not more coverage of this important event, because the information was so important, and because this film had such great potential. The film is very informative and the viewer learns more about Sikhism, which is very important to the Sikhs. I believe that this film should be more widely known, because it is a very important story. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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Aaron

I really like the fact that this documentary looks at the way the Dalit community is treated. This is a far more sensitive issue. It is shown that the people living in the village of Kapoorsangam are treated as inferior beings, because of their caste. This documentary also shows how the villagers have the right to speak and speak against the injustices done to them. This documentary does not focus on the caste system itself, but rather on the caste system in its sub-systems. The documentary also shows how the government has taken advantage of the Dalit community to justify the 'dhoti' (a colloquial term for Indian clothing) which is against the Indian Constitution and the law. The documentary also shows how Dalit women are treated in this society, especially the case of the Dalit women who are subjected to the 'warrior caste'. This documentary is a must-see for the Indian viewer.

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Edward Warren

I think that this documentary shows a little bit of the issues faced by the nordic community. It also shows how certain cultures have been absorbed into the mainstream and those who don't are forced to become cogs in the machine. It also shows how some of the cultural barriers that remain between the Nordic and non-Nordic communities are kept down by the internet and how much more easily things can be shared. It also shows how people from the non-Nordic world may not understand the issues and needs of the Nordic community, but the video shows that many are aware of what they need to do to make the transition from one culture to another, and it shows how to start the process. I found it interesting to hear people in the non-Nordic world say that they are happy with their choice of languages, and they don't want to change them because they are culturally different from the Nordic people. I also found it interesting to hear people say that they don't feel that they are getting a better quality of life from their culture, but they feel that they are doing better on the other side of the ocean.

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Gary Reynolds

What this film does is create an awareness of the injustices that are still faced by the Tibetan people. This film also offers the viewer a glimpse into the human condition and how the world is a complex place. The Dalai Lama and his wife made a point of inviting all the western dignitaries and Tibetan dignitaries to this film to show their appreciation for the film and to welcome them as guests to the country. While the Dalai Lama's visit may have been billed as a welcome gesture, it also serves to highlight the fact that the western countries are still playing a role in the negative consequences of the Tibetans. It is time that the west has a discussion about the current situation in Tibet and to make a decision whether or not they want to continue to allow the Tibetans to continue living their lives in a state of fear. A simple but powerful film that will not only inspire the viewer, but also cause them to examine their own beliefs and actions.

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Jennifer D.

I really enjoyed this documentary. It was very informative, but didn't fall flat on its face. It is a great look into the lives of these people. It shows you what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how they are doing it. It is more of a documentary than a documentary about the process. The interviews with the women, who are very brave to do this kind of thing, are touching. The documentary does touch on some serious topics and I found that very enlightening and interesting. I loved the way that they showed the life of the women, from the very beginning to the end, showing the process that goes into making a turban. It is a very unique documentary, and very beautiful. This is a must see documentary. I highly recommend it.

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Albert Mitchell

A very well made documentary that draws the viewer in with interesting facts and experiences of African-American people of the '60s. From the popular jazz singer Nina Simone to the successful actress Bette Davis, the documentary focuses on a group of people in a variety of areas in the African-American community, including artists, educators, the clergy, and people of African descent. The documentary examines the rise of jazz and its relationship with African-American culture, its relationship to the Civil Rights movement, and its impact on African-American culture. Although there are several vignettes, the majority of the documentary is on Nina Simone and the rise of jazz. It gives a rare insight into the success and struggles of Nina Simone, and the way her art inspired her to move forward in life.

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Justin Turner

A documentary on an old residential school in Thailand, the documentary covers some of the places where the students lived and were abused. The film is rather slow, and doesn't go into much detail on what actually happened in the school, but it covers some of the more popular stories, and the documentary is nice enough to watch. I feel the documentary focuses on the kids more than the place. The kids did have their own problems with bullying, and the kids there were still being mistreated by their own parents. However, I feel that some of the children are not really the most open about what happened there, so it wasn't really as much about the abuse as it was about the kids themselves. It does have some good moments, and the kids in the documentary are some of the most amazing people I've seen. They are just so real and they have such an incredible sense of humor, and they show that this type of treatment didn't just affect them, but they all had the same problems. The documentary covers some of the more common themes, like racism, sexism, and abuse, and that's a nice thing. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who wants to see some of the most inspiring stories in human history, or for people who are interested in the Thai culture.

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Alan

This is a great film that focuses on an era of political turmoil, not to mention a fascinating period of time, but all the same is a story of one man and his fight to survive in a land ruled by a dictator. The film covers the years between 1945 and 1975, from the years of Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot to the Soviet Union's perestroika, and the end of the Vietnam War. It is also a film about the many cultures of the old and new world, but not only about this. It is also a film about the struggle for a place in a world where those who had power, or those who lived by it, or even who did not, were the ones who would be most vulnerable to the fate that had befallen the rest of the world. The film is beautifully shot, the music is well chosen and the acting is superb. The documentary style and the documentary style are very reminiscent of the movie 'Ethiopia' and that is probably the reason that it was chosen. The film is based on a book written by Charles Hawtrey, who was a very well respected journalist and author of many books about politics and the subjects it is about. It was also based on a book written by the writer and director of this film, the same writer. It is difficult to find it and it is hard to find the DVD, but the documentary style is very hard to find and it is not available anywhere. But all this is not the case for the film itself. It is highly recommended, as a film, as well as as a documentary. This is a very well made documentary about a very important period in world history, and the film covers both sides of the story. It is a very fine film, and I have rated it a 9/10. Highly recommended.

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Pamela

You can't ask for much more than this. Many years ago, I got to see a rare film, a Japanese-Indian co-production, that was called, "The Longest Hour". It was shown at the Los Angeles International Film Festival and it was a rare glimpse of how American film-making was becoming. This is a film, a documentary about the way of the world today. I was very impressed by the way the filmmakers took a very serious topic and put it into a much more accessible format. They used some of the traditional "documentary" techniques, but they also added some of the modern techniques that you see in the genre today, such as the camera movements, the editing, and the audio. But the thing that really impressed me was that they used the best of the new film-making techniques in the narrative of the film. The pacing is just right, as it should be. The narrative is very concise and it never drags. There are no wasted moments. There are no long boring stretches. And I think the one thing that really impressed me was the way they used music, especially the piece that was played when we entered the audience, which was the song "The Restless Sleep of the World". It was used in the movie just as much as any other music that was used in the film, as it was used in the audience when we entered the audience. I am looking forward to seeing more of their work. I think it's a great introduction to the world of independent film-making, and I hope they continue to produce films of this caliber.

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Tyler Matthews

A great documentary about the British heritage in India. It doesn't go into much detail on what has been done, or what is being done, but it does a great job of making you feel like a part of something very special.

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Helen

A documentary that takes the viewer to the front lines of the AIDS epidemic in a gay bar in San Francisco. Filmmaker Jane Birkin is joined by many other individuals in the gay community to tell their stories. Her subjects are the people who made it possible for these men to continue to live openly. The way the AIDS epidemic was handled in this film is very much in keeping with the reality of the time. The people of the bar are portrayed as the true heroes of this film. They are no longer celebrities, but instead the people who were fighting for gay rights, and who did the hard work of making it possible for the world to be more just. The documentary is compelling and one that the viewer should see.

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Wayne

I just watched this movie and was very impressed. It shows the human side of the Muslim population in India. The movie does a great job of showing how young people from different religions can become very similar. The director and the editor did a great job of capturing the beauty of India. It was a beautiful country. The film was very well done. It did not try to say anything about religion and I think it did a great job at showing the different religions that can be found in India. There is a lot of culture from all the different religions that can be found in India. If you want to see what Indian culture is all about then you should see this movie. It shows how the different cultures of India can be found. I recommend this movie to everyone. You will not regret it.

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Joseph

This film is a great study of life on the streets of S. Korea. The students who were interviewed for this film are remarkable, and I'm certain that if this film was in the theaters or at the local library I would have attended the screenings. I hope that this film will be shown in more locations, not just in Korea, because there are a lot of "hidden" cinemas. I'm very grateful that this film was made and that it was able to be shown at the Sundance Festival. I think that the film could have been shown at the Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, but Universal Studios has no connection to the film. I would like to thank the director, student actors, and the director's crew for making this film possible.

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Dylan B.

I've been thinking a lot about the story of "The National Security Agency" (NSA) since it first came out. Now, that I'm older and I've seen the movie a few times, I realize that there are more things I'd like to know about the story. I understand that some of what is said in the film was known to the general public, and yet the NSA didn't do much to publicize it. It's been a few years since I saw the movie, but I still have a lot of questions about the NSA. The more I think about it, the more questions I have. I have to go back and forth between the documentary and the fiction to try to get a clearer picture of what's going on. How do you justify spending billions of dollars on a program that you know is illegal? I think the documentary does a good job of explaining the NSA's motivations for doing what they do. The documentary doesn't explain why they were spying on people, but there's a great deal of information on the public record. How do you justify spying on the American people? I would also like to know how these programs are being run in the real world. The real world is more complicated than just the internet and satellites. I would also like to know what the NSA is doing with all that data. Are they doing some sort of analysis on it? I would like to know what the consequences of this spying are, especially when the NSA is getting involved in foreign affairs. As I said, it's been a few years since I saw the movie, and I don't think I'm ready to take on the NSA story. It's a very long story, and I'm not sure if it'll ever be finished. It's a story that I'd like to finish, but I'm still not sure if I can do it. It's worth watching, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the NSA. But don't let the fact that you know nothing about the NSA put you off.