American Turban

Showcasing in LA, cont’d

“I want people to know who I am and not just stereotypes,” said Harnek Singh. “This was my way of educating people. As I grow up, I hope my kids don’t have to go through the same problems that I went through.” He said he faced ridicule in elementary school and has often been chosen for random security checks at airports, apparently because of his turban.

— 16-year-old Harnek Singh Neelam, on his motivation to make movies (with his twin sister, Rasna) about being a Sikh.  Their film was screened at the Sikh Arts and Film Festival in Chapman, California a week ago.

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