Famous Director to Make Film on Journey of Indian Sikhs to North America

November 18, 2005

Source: New Kerala News

Wire Service: IANS


On November 18, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A well known Indian origin television series director in the US has teamed up with two other professionals from the community to make a film on the journey of Indian Sikhs to North America. Babu Subramaniam, Primetime Television network director, teamed up with Chirinjeev Kathuria, Chicago-based serial entrepreneur, and attorney-cum-model Punit Sabharwal to set up Passage Productions, LLC, to develop, create and market the motion picture titled 'Passage Against the Tides'. Subramaniam, known for his work in the hit television series 'ER', said: 'I have just been fascinated about the history of Sikhs in this country. And I just think Americans are ignorant about this.' 'Passage Against the Tides' captures a multi-generational portrait of the Johar family, which settled in Southern California's Imperial Valley a century ago. It tells the tale through two middle sons, Gurmeet and Harbance, who struggle for economic survival in the face of prejudice."

See also: Sikhism, Arts/Media