Student Name: Lovneet
Guide: Dr. Shilpa Das
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Afghanistan is a country where perhaps the hand of history has been the heaviest. A country with a backdrop of a brutal conflict showing little sign of respite. This expository documentary tries to raise pertinent questions on the important issue of minority rights in a South Asian context. Here an Afghan Sikh narrates his tale, the tale of his community as they struggle to cope with the threats to their socially performed identity of being followers of a faith that has its spiritual homeland in Punjab (Indo-Pak). The film is about an attack on a gurudwara in Kabul on March 25, 2020, when three armed Islamic State (ISIS/Daesh) suicide bombers shot thirty Afghan Sikhs. Starkly visible damage to the fast dwindling invisible minority in this corner of South Asia.
Keywords: South Asia, Afghanistan, ethnography, documentary, identity
Student Name: Lovneet
Programme: B.Des.
Guide: Dr. Shilpa Das