Cinema Libre announced this past week that documentary filmmaker Satinder Garcha’s Under the Turban, a globetrotting look at the world’s fifth largest religion, Sikhism, will be making its DVD debut on June 20.
When Satinder Garcha and Harpreet Bedi’s eight-year-old daughter, Zara asked a seemingly simple question about their religion, Sikhism, “What makes me a Sikh?,” it set Garcha to thinking … that’s not an easy question to answer and the wheels in motion for a documentary designed to address that very question, not for his daughter, but for those in the world who know little to nothing about Sikhs (especially in a post-9/11 world).
Garcha, the founder of Elevation Development, a company that specializes in high-end boutique hotel and residential properties, is both a world traveler and successful enough to have the resources necessary to take his family to the four corners of the earth in search of that answer.
So join Satinder, Harpreet and Zara as they journey to India, Argentina, Canada, Singapore, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States to meet with and interact with Sikh communities and in the process learn what it is like to be a member of the world’s fifth largest religion.
Along the way you will visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, meet cheese artisans in Italy, members of the Sikh Motorcycle Club in Canada, the UK’s Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathon runner and more!