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India West: Film about Sikh Hate Crime Wins Award from PBS

posted by Randall

My Dear American A short film by Indian American director Arpita Kumar has won the People’s Choice Award in online voting by viewers of PBS.

My Dear Americans is about a Sikh couple’s response to a hate crime. It received more than 50,000 votes, reports India West.

PBS describes the film this way:

An overly excited husband tries to cheer up his wife as they prepare to celebrate Fourth of July in their brand new home – complete with matching American flag T-shirts; but as the Indian-American couple adjust to life in the ‘burbs they are soon exposed to local ignorance and prejudice that threatens to dampen their spirits.


The film is produced by Minnie Chen.

You can watch the 7 minute film here.

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