After the trailer was released a couple of days ago, the short film Red, White, and Beard, has now been officially released on the internet and can be viewed for free. It follows Sikh cartoonist Vishavjit Singh “dressed as turbaned Captain America, around New York City for three days, capturing people’s reactions to a skinny Sikh man dressed as a classic American super hero.” Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the results of Vishavjit’s experiment in challenging stereotypes.
The documentary Red, White, and Beard, featuring editorial cartoonist Vishavjit Singh’s (of Sikhtoons) experiment as the Sikh Captain America on the streets of New York city, is set to make its internet debut tomorrow (January 21). I had the opportunity to watch the film at the SikhLens Sikh Art and Film Festival last November in southern California. It is an entertaining view of Vishavjit Singh and his challenging of stereotypes as he engages people on the street. View the trailer above and find out […]
1984 through Indian Eyes: Literary Accounts of Operation Blue Star and the Anti-Sikh Pogroms By Lori Way Part II – Amu by Shonali Bose In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar in Amritsar, India, in June, 1984, and the anti-Sikh pogroms that took place the following November in New Delhi, Lori Way continues her series of essays discussing works of literature focusing upon these events. You can read the first article in her series, in which she discusses Amandeep […]
After his appearance as the Sikh Captain America on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell last month, cartoonist Vishavjit Singh (of sikhtoons.com) speaks to MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry about donning the superhero’s costume in New York. I had the pleasure of meeting Vishavjit Singh in person at the SikhLens Film Festival in Southern California a couple of weeks ago. He is a very insightful and well-spoken representative for our community. See Vishavjit Singh’s full interview on MSNBC here.
The FXX network’s television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell has not shied away from Sikh-related topics. After the mass shooting of Sikhs by a white supremacist in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in August of last year, the show featured a segment to help eliminate confusion about the Sikh identity, and last month, highlighted the issues Sikh Americans face with TSA screening policies. Vishavjit Singh is an editorial cartoonist who in the past year experimented with wearing a Captain America […]
The Kaur Foundation, a non-profit Sikh awareness and educational organization (featured on this blog in June), has released a video featuring a variety of Sikhs in different occupations imploring students to “break the silence” around bullying — an issue that particularly plagues Sikh children in schools. The video is well-done and is particularly compelling. The participants in the video both empathize and demonstrate what is possible for Sikh children who may feel marginalized. See the video above, and visit the […]
On Think Progress, Alyssa Rosenberg surveyed the racial and gender compositions of the casts of the scripted prime time shows on American’s largest four cable networks, to see how these shows represent the American population: Half the population would be white men. Five percent of the population would be black men. Just 1.9 percent of the world would be Asian or Latino men. Overall, 57 percent of the population would be men. 34 percent of the world would be white […]
If you are in northern or southern California, tune in (or set your digital recorders) to watch a broadcast of the documentary “The Asian & Abrahamic Religions: A Divine Encounter in America” which profiles the Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths and compares with the Abrahamic faiths: The film will explore the relationship involving Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. The documentary will examine their similarities and differences and with the Abrahamic religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – and how […]
A colleague spotted a Sikh character on the television comedy “Back in the Game,” a new show on ABC about a woman who returns home to live with her father and ends up coaching her son’s little league baseball team. The character was a Sikh boy in a full turban who is a player on the team. According to the Internet Movie Database, the character is named Parvu Singh and is played by actor Sepehr Pazoki. He has only appeared […]