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Told through the stories of six different men ranging in age from fourteen to eighty-six, Roots of Love documents the changing significance of hair and the turban among Sikhs in India. We see younger Sikh men abandoning their hair and turban to follow the current fashion trends, while the older generation struggles to retain the visible symbols of their religious identity. The film is a timely and relevant exploration of the inherent conflict between tradition and modernity, between pragmatism and faith.Written by
An honest, heart-wrenching film about religious, cultural, familial, and generational identity issues for Sikhs
"An honest, heart-wrenching film about religious, cultural, familial, and generational identity issues for Sikhs, focusing primarily on the wearing of the turban for male Sikhs. The turban as a symbol of the uncut hair that it covers, historically and within the contemporary world, is for many one of the primary identifiers of 'what it means to be a Sikh'. In one powerful scene, a turban-tying ritual of a 14 year old Sikh is juxtaposed with another young Sikh man painstakingly watching his long locks cut short at the local barber shop. The film offers glimpses into the pressures, both 'to cut or not to cut' without the familiar moralizing trappings about decisions made by individual Sikhs with regard to that which constitutes essential aspects of religious identity. Beyond its artful cinematography, this film is a timely exploration of Sikh identity in an increasingly secularized and globalized world that will be welcomed by educators, students, Sikh and non-Sikh religious centers and social commentators alike..."
—Doris Jakobsh, Sikh Studies Scholar, author of Relocating Gender in Sikh History & Sikhism and Women.
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