A new documentary pays tribute to the memory of the Sikh soldiers who fought for Great Britain during the Great War.
‘Sikhs@War’ follows a bullied teenager who’s inspired to discover more about his Great-Grandfathers heroics during World War One.
He narrates how more than 100,000 Sikh soldiers from South Asia left their homelands in the Punjab to fight for freedom in the miserable trenches of the European Western Front.
It’s the first in a series of historic productions from Birmingham based filmmaker Jay Singh-Sohal: “The bravery of the Sikhs has been forgotten, so I hope in seeing the film you’ll see why these brave men chose to go to war, realise that their courage and valour was crucial for us to win and that their example can still inspire us today.”
‘Sikhs@War’ has its UK premier on Armistice Day 11th November 2010 on Sangat TV (Sky 847).
An official Parliamentary launch for the film will take place in December 2010.
For more information visit www.sikhsatwar.info or email firstname.lastname@example.org