Program Detail

Roots of Love

Harjant Gill / India / 2011 / 26 min / English, Punjabi with English subtitles / Color / Beta SP / San Francisco Premiere


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. The choice of cutting one’s hair
is one that not only concerns the individual and his family, but an entire community. Winner, Best Student
Film, 2011 Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, Montreal.


  • Director: Harjant Gill


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