From December 23 to 25, World Channel by public TV stations will present this movie throughout prime time in all time zones within the nation concentrating on 80 p.c of the United States. There shall be 97 primetime airings in 68 cities and 151 airings complete in 86 cities, the National Sikh Campaign mentioned in a press release.
Film administrators Jerry Krell and Adam Krell of Auteur Productions spent 10 months to provide the movie on Guru Nanak coinciding the 550th birth-anniversary of the Guru final 12 months.
The movie was shot in India, Pakistan and numerous components of United States. Besides narrating the Guru’s historical past and key factors of his teachings, the documentary options such outstanding Sikh luminaries starting from Grammy nominee Snatam Kaur, to the primary Sikh mayor within the US, Mayor Ravi Bhalla of Hoboken New Jersey, to point out how his optimistic legacy continues.
Gerald Krell mentioned, “I feel privileged to work on this film and it was a great learning experience for me and my team. We feel that the world need to know about Guru Nanak who was ahead of his times. The documentary will serve as a worldwide educational outreach catalyst for community, dialogue and interfaith understanding.”
National Sikh Campaign has supported the making of this documentary. Recent polls by NSC have proven that there’s complete ignorance about Guru Nanak within the Western world. Shawn Ghuman, the co-founder of NSC, mentioned, “This film which interweaves the story of Guru Nanak’s life, and how his spiritual legacy is carried out by outstanding Sikh Americans in science, medicine, arts, and public service, will no doubt create much-needed awareness about him.”
The movie has acquired main awards at numerous movie festivals which embody the ‘Best Director’ ‘Best International Documentary’ and ‘Best Cinematography ‘ award.
Gurwin Singh Ahuja, Co-Founder and Executive Director of NSC expressed pleasure at this nationwide broadcast and mentioned, “Although Guru Nanak founded the fifth-largest religion in the world, Americans and the western world know little about him. We are very confident that his message and this film will be received very positively all over America.”
Amritpal Singh, Chair of NSC, “This is perhaps the greatest exposure about Guru Nanak and we are very pleased that this will help in dispelling some of the misunderstandings about Sikhs and Sikhism.”
Dr. Rajwant Singh, Founder of EcoSikh, mentioned, “Guru Nanak’s ideas of equality for all, gender empowerment, service to others and devotion to the environment are more needed than ever. The world is divided in so many ways. This is why this film can play a major role in spreading his positive message.”
This movie will attain 71 million households and can doubtlessly attain 170 million folks.
They additionally interviewed authors like Dr. Nikky Guninder Kaur, Mark Juergensmeyer, Ambassador Ahmed Akbar, Ambassador Navtej Sarna, Robert Thurman, Bishop John Chane and Kamla Kapur.
(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)