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Ocean of Pearls (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 17 June 2011 (Canada)
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As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant ... See full summary »

Director:

Sarab Neelam

Writers:

Sarab Neelam (story), V. Prasad (story and screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Omid Abtahi ... Amrit Singh
Heather McComb ... Susan Clark
Ron Canada ... Dr. Wiiliam Ballard
Frank Zieger Frank Zieger ... TSA Officer
Navi Rawat ... Smita Sethi
Ajay Mehta ... Ravinder Singh
Todd Babcock ... Dr. Ryan Bristol
Dennis Haskins ... Dr. Shultz
K.T. Thangavelu
Rena Owen ... Anna Berisha
Brenda Strong ... Mary Stewart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loren Bass Loren Bass ... Moderator
Zach Begle Zach Begle ... David Stewart - Mary's Son
Teri Clark ... Nurse Receptionist
Don Cochran ... Doctor
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Storyline

As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a tradition he's maintained his whole life and cuts his hair. Hiding this decision from his girlfriend and family in Toronto is only the start of a series of compromises Amrit finds himself making as he deals with hospital politics and health care injustices. When his compromises result in the death of a patient, Amrit begins to reexamine the value of the religious traditions he'd turned his back on. Written by Smith

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It is in the collision between the old ways and the new that we find out who we are.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and thematic elements
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Can't Catch Me
Written by John Avila and Gabriela Crowe
performed by Liela Avila
Published by: ANFERLA Music (ASCAP)
Administration by BUG Music
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A mind-boggling, mind-blowing, and mind juggling film
29 June 2008 | by bki1226See all my reviews

It has been a long time since I've seen a movie that was so remarkable to watch. Ocean of Pearls encompasses you in a world of hardships, hopes, and, dreams. This film makes you feel connected to the characters in the movie even though the circumstances between the audience and the characters are vastly different. It's a simple story really, yet has an eternal message. The leading role, Amrit Singh-a Sikh- who embarked on a journey when he is offered the job of his dreams at a new organ transplant facility in Detroit. To conform, Amrit decides cut of his beloved hair to make and everlasting impression upon his board of directors. The aftermath is only more interesting, how far a man would go to fulfill his hopes and dreams? Ocean of Pearls paints a vivid picture of today's world consent vs. denial. If you ever have the chance to go see it I highly recommend because it was so beautifully done.


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Language:

English

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17 June 2011 (Canada) See more »

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Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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