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Under the Turban

A young, modern, Sikh family travels the globe meeting with diverse communities of Sikhs to explore their roots and identity in Sikhism, the world's fifth largest religion.

Running Time
1 hours 29 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Satinder Garcha, Mike Rogers, Mike Rogers, Meghan Shea
Argentina, India, Italy, UK, Canada, Singapore, USA
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Under the Turban» (21)

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Kyle J.

The movie itself is a beautiful, life-giving movie for people of all faiths. Everyone in the whole world should see it. The Guru is so fascinating. He shows how each part of the Guru represents God in a way. You want to go to the movie to see it with your family and friends. I think the movie should be shown in schools and colleges. Especially for new recruits in the Muslim faith.

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Bruce K.

I have seen several films on the subject of gang violence but this one is different. It is more of a documentary than a film. It gives the real background of the violence in ghetto school and ghetto neighborhoods. This film tells the story of how two kids fight for survival and then, they become killers for their own race. The violence in the area is shown in small scenes with no dialogue. I can't find one movie or news story that covers this subject. I was shocked and it gets you thinking about the fight for survival in ghetto areas of the city. This is the only documentary that covers this subject in detail. The best part of the film is how this film is real. It isn't an advertisement and nothing is overdone. Some of the scenes are long. Some are short and they all stick out in your mind. You can feel the tension and the fear. This documentary is about the fighting for survival of two young boys. There is no romanticizing of violence or glorifying it. This is not a war of the underdog. It shows the reality of the problem and shows the real price that is paid to survive in our society. This film is not about celebrating violence or glorifying it. It is about showing the problem and the real solution to the problem. The best part of the film is that it isn't very bloody. The violence is not like we have seen in other films. The story is all about the boys and the fighting. There is no nudity and violence. This film is very educational and makes you think. When you watch this movie, you will know why certain things are done or how things are done. This movie is great for anyone and especially for those that are in our society. You will find the main characters in this movie to be a young black man and his friend and the main white man that beats and kills. The ending of the movie shows the two most evil white men that you have ever seen and you will understand why they are doing this to this group of young boys. You will see the problem in a different perspective and you will understand what the solution is. It is very good. I loved this film and think that it is a great education film that is informative for anyone. I give this film a 10 out of 10.

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Of course, when it comes to North-Africa and the Middle East there are other major players in the scene, which to my knowledge, haven't been able to reach the same level of international recognition. However, this film is a great starting point and a little more extensive discussions of the themes and processes in this region would be extremely helpful in other parts of the world. Most of the documentaries I've seen about Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinians were incredibly informative, informative, and informative. However, the other documentary on Syria that I've seen, called "A Journey to Syria: The Children of Aleppo", told a completely different story and is simply not worth the time and money. Other documentaries with all three countries were the same thing, almost like a montage of interviews and no conclusions. "City of Hope" is a good start, but for me it was absolutely not enough. That was a more definitive step that I think the producers should have taken. Also, I'm sure the military and Egyptian officers and Egyptian youth are going to be very nervous about the films being released in their country and what the people will think of the people of Syria. But, this is Syria and it's not France or Switzerland or Finland. Overall, if you're interested in this part of the world, there are a few great documentaries out there and a lot of films. I recommend that you watch them all!

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Virginia Contreras

There are few times when we can come across something in life that we would like to share with someone else. When my brother and I were very young, we took the day off to go to see a movie. We ended up seeing this film. It was both fun and informative. I was fascinated and captivated by the power of the miracle it takes to heal. It wasn't an enjoyable movie and I didn't feel like I had the time of my life. But I felt it was very important and very insightful. It taught me that people were made of much more than what they looked like. It also taught me that the dreamers were the ones who could make the dream come true.

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Jeremy Mason

It is not difficult to understand why these Indian films are getting a lot of praise. They are visually spectacular. Whether it is the way they move, the use of color, or the pace of the film, it is all highly exceptional. What these films are missing is a sense of believability. Without a sense of realism, it is hard to be enchanted with them. This film has the potential to become a cult classic. The narrative is dense but it makes sense, the images and settings are superb, and the acting is astounding. It is far more polished than your average "Bollywood" film, and does not pander to the lowest common denominator. It is better than most Hindi films, but below the level of most Pakistani films. I highly recommend this film, but it will not be for everyone. The language barrier will be an obstacle, and the visuals will be too much to look at in the cinema halls and homes of the world. See it in a theater or if you can afford to, get the DVD and let your imagination fly.

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Wayne S.

The final release of a film by renowned Dutch photographer, Michael Vliegend says a lot about how far we've come as a people since the 15th century. When a film makes this much impact, there's little doubt that you have entered the twenty-first century. Despite a couple of minor flaws, Vliegend's film is a captivating account of the rise and fall of an ancient symbol in the history of the Netherlands. For a film shot on 1.5mm film, the cinematography is great - the "turban", from all angles, is brilliantly shot. Vliegend captures the religious fervor, the collective fervor, and even the humanistic fervor of the Dutch colonial era, in the best possible way. It's hard to imagine how a film this good was made with a hand-held camera, but Vliegend managed it perfectly. His pacing is just right and you can't help but feel for the people he is interviewing. While I highly recommend this film to all the people who are interested in learning more about the history and culture of the Netherlands, I would strongly suggest that you not go into this film with expectations of being able to easily understand the movie. Vliegend's goal was to do a film that "explores the roots of European enlightenment" and that he achieved. There is no single episode in the film that you can watch for the sake of having understood a single thing. He worked on this film for over 15 years and had to make some decisions. In doing so, he proved that he can make great film. What this film does, it does very well, and the possibilities for future films are very great. Some of my favorite lines in this film are: "Imagine a Turk fighting a Turk," and "Does this scene sound familiar?" My only major complaint is that some of the music, particularly, can seem a bit odd at times. For example, in one scene, a marching band is presented, it's played by a horse, and there are a couple of cavalrymen, only one of which is actually fighting. You would think that this scene would be fantastic because it's hard to tell where the line is between a marching band and a battle. It's not a flaw, but it is an added element that I think helps to hold the narrative together, and it's a bit distracting in places. The man playing the horse is great, and for me, the scene that really stood out is when Vliegend plays the Turban. He makes it so memorable, and for someone who is a bit lost on what he's doing, he makes the music very easy to follow. The scene in which he stands on the balcony in the middle of a sermon, and the song that plays behind him in the background, is just amazing. At the end, I found myself asking a question. Was he a Turk, a Turk, or what? He did not answer, but as he was leaving, the audience was on the edge of their seats. What does he believe he is?

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Bruce B.

A wonderful film for family and friends. The movie goes in the context of the Nun in the '70s, and how she was dealing with her Christian upbringing. A fascinating story of how religion has impacted every aspect of the human life. A great film for the whole family.

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Just watched this. I've enjoyed watching this since it was made and re-made. I'm sure you'll like it. It's the story of many cultures coming together to make this film. Many new ones to this planet were influenced by this, and some old ones (like me) as well. This is a film that will be discussed and loved for years to come. I'm sure there will be another one made. It's been a great film. I'm happy that it was made and that it was made by so many people. I would recommend it for everyone to watch. Very good.

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Stephanie B.

The anti-Iranian war propaganda films are like a present in an afterlife. They are violent and the effects can go so far to make the viewer feel like this film must be shown at all costs to end the hostilities. This film offers an alternative. It is a humanistic and highly significant film. It is the story of Muhammad and Aisha in the man's world that the filmmakers set the tone. The sound is wonderful and beautifully used. The ending is too long and unnecessary. It takes away from the impact of the film. You can't help but feel this film is misguided. I was expecting to see an anti-Iranian film. I was wrong. I was wrong and the filmmakers were right. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding the Jewish connection to Islam and Iran.

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Beverly Davis

This movie was very interesting, so great that my husband couldn't stop watching. All the good bits were riveted my attention and kept me interested. I could see it coming when he said, "It will just be like you don't know it." or "It's sooo romantic." or when he asked, "What's the worst that could happen?" I kept checking to see what he could see from the top, then looking down. He was right - there was a lot of romance, but it was ruined by the film's production. I can't believe that this movie was made in the 70's, with people like Laura Linney who would not be speaking English and the director and editor with their knowledge of English and French. They added scenes that would confuse and most of them were predictable and did not add anything to the story. I am so glad that this movie is making it to video, because it should be on the shelves and movie theaters. It will be so easy for the other "must see" films, like "The Clonus Horror" and "Jackie" to be released next year. There will be an avalanche of movies with romantic/filmmaking that will overshadow "Bachelete" and "The King of Marvin Gardens."

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Emily P.

I feel very strongly that this is a powerful film which needs to be seen by everyone. I don't know whether it is "correct" to call it a documentary, but it does show us what the roles of both sexes are supposed to be in a hierarchical society and is a very open-minded film. I'd like to know the answers to a few questions raised by the film, but as I'm not the one who made the film, I'm sure I can't know what the information would be like, but I'd like to hear that some of you have had similar experiences and to know that we as people can be as open-minded as this film. It's clear that not all men are violent, or worse yet, sexist, but they often get away with it because the masculinity of the society does not allow that behavior. I am a little ashamed to say that I went to university and had a professor say that "women are the victim of oppression and exploitation" and I was shocked to hear him. All he did was say "women are exploited and oppressed". I would hope that a PhD student at Princeton would have gone a little further and challenged him and say that women are exploited, but he chose to act the part of a hostile professor and denied that fact.

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I had some difficulty watching this film. I do not know if it was the subject matter, but the film was very slow and difficult to follow. A second viewing was recommended, but the first viewing was just okay. I highly recommend this film to all Muslims, as it shows their struggles and triumphs, and how they can come together as a family and become a stronger family. A truly inspiring film for Muslims to see! I think there is a need for a bigger effort to show other cultures and world religions to the Muslims in the world and to try to create awareness and help in the world! The audience in the cinema was very quiet and attentive. Everyone was very respectful of the film. Many Muslims would agree with this film and it is a wonderful way to see the diversity of Muslims. The overall look of the film was very beautiful and I recommend this film to everyone who has an interest in the Muslim world and is interested in becoming an expert in the area.

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Patrick K.

I don't want to go on about the "deep" story of this film, if you've seen it already, I will, but I just wanted to tell you I loved it and would like to watch it again. I don't see how anyone could not love this film. It is a beautiful story that, for the most part, makes sense and is true to the actual times. This film has a lot of truth in it, so if you have a love for history, this is a film you have to watch. I don't agree with the reviews that said "It's not a history film, it's a true story." The only thing that could be considered history is the fact that the people of this time didn't believe in what was happening to the Turks at that time. I think that there were many negative reviews that are supposed to be based on historical facts that people who are not familiar with the history of this time could be put off from watching this film. But I think you should give it a chance anyway. Everyone has a different point of view on things so that is the beauty of it. I give it a 10 because I know that many people who are not familiar with the story of this time or the situation will want to leave their opinion and be surprised. A lot of people were actually shocked by how much they loved this film and I'm not even sure why.

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Ann Jordan

During the period between 1999-2001, there was an outbreak of tuberculosis in Pakistan (as it is in the U.S.A. today) with people being infected with this disease. All of the information about this disease, including the names of the people who were infected, was gathered by the Pakistan government and by the citizens of Pakistan. All the information was sent to the Center for Disease Control in the U.S.A. It was a very difficult time for the people in Pakistan, because there was so much suffering, and very few people had access to help them. This documentary gives you a glimpse of what it was like for the people of Pakistan, as they were suffering from this disease, and the problem was so large and involved all of the families. People had no access to medicines, and hospitals were closed. People were dying and there were people who couldn't even walk because of the illness. As we know, this disease has a very limited time frame in which to transmit it, but the struggle between the people and the government was very difficult. The need for treatment was huge and all of the families struggled to get it, and the whole world was going to make an effort to get this right. As a Pakistani, I feel that I know the problems of Pakistan very well. This documentary gives you a glimpse of what it was like to be in that situation, and what people went through. I highly recommend this movie for people who love to learn about disease and to learn about the people of Pakistan.

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Ryan Reed

So good. Why it is missing from the top 250? No matter what your political leanings, this is a must watch. (This is part of a series of documentaries that will be the backbone of the documentary) Its entire content is pure fun, brilliant filmmaking and unbelievable courage. The last 20 minutes is simply a breath of fresh air. I wanted to leave the theater, but found that I was having so much fun. What a great documentary that lives up to the entire title. No doubt, it is a film that will make you laugh, cry and possibly leave you with a feeling of hope. And I am in love with this film.

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This film is a must see for the honest people of America. I was lucky enough to catch it on Showtime. When the movie ended, I was stunned. My emotions were filled with that of pure humanity. It's like a work of art. The year is 1951. The story of the discovery of Indian blood in the New World is being researched and brought to light. The first screening was held in Washington D.C. in March, and later in Detroit. Since that time, the story has been told and was filmed in Kansas, New Mexico, California, Utah and Texas. The story shows the scientific team and that never talks. There is a future before us if we don't do everything we can to save the world. This is the story of the Native Americans and the history of their blood. The films uses this to show the genocide of people of their lands. We must not allow them to continue to do this. This film, unfortunately, was produced by Hollywood but in all honesty, it's a very informative documentary. It's sad that there were many who participated in the filming of this film but hopefully the film will help to educate people of the truth. This film is dedicated to all the Native Americans. The government has denied it but in all honesty, all Native Americans and all white people should be asked, "What do you think of it?"

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This film tells the story of one single woman, a Holocaust survivor, and her struggles to return to her Jewish roots after the massacre. The film has a deep and meaningful relevance to the history of the Holocaust, and gives an insight into the lives of survivors, and their families, that is as relevant today as it was back then. The documentary is made in an authentic, dignified way, and it is an important document of one particular event in history. It is also a great look at how far survivors will go to find their own place in the world after the horrors of the Holocaust. I recommend this film highly. My favorite part is the scene of the individual going to church, looking forward to the New Year, and wondering if her family will be able to come together again and celebrate the new year in a traditional setting. The film explores this very important theme very accurately, as it gives a real glimpse of the life of one woman during the Holocaust.

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Andrea Johnston

To many American's, we are quick to condemn such crimes that are "America's Judeo-Christian tradition". We should take a long look in our own historical background. "The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" is a priceless source for understanding the expansion of Christianity into the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Germany and Britain. Its pages are full of Christian prose and wisdom. For many years, it was "retained" by the Catholic Church, but the Catholic Church's treatment of the "scribers" left them in a terrible predicament. It is a testimony to the courage and indomitable spirit of the "scribers" that they submitted themselves to the horrors of torture, torture and neglect. They were not murderers, but rather an honest attempt to report and compile the facts of their Christian faith in their weekly journal. They were not ignorant, but they used their expertise in knowledge of what Christians had long heard about from their pre-conquest days. They were the only ones who did not want to stand in the way of Catholic dogma, or other Christian doctrines that must be upheld. No, we Americans must be reminded that we are the more civilized and developed people of the world. We only have one religion in the world that is "beloved" by all of our "friends", "priests", etc. "The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" is the first "second class" publication that should be preserved in our historical records, not relegated to the "Bible's" section. We Europeans have a long way to go. The "Bible" will be kept on the "Bible's" "safe". Please take the time to read this wonderful historical document and give it "a warm-up".

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Amanda H.

This movie is very serious in nature. Unfortunately, many films about the Holocaust are far more exploitive. The thing that makes this movie different is the fact that it is based on true stories from the people of the Warsaw Ghetto. Those stories are shown, from a political perspective, as a war crime, and it is very important to remember that they did not come out of a war against the Jews. They came out of a war against Germany. The truth is, this is the best documentary about the Holocaust I have ever seen. This movie takes a humanistic, rather than anti-German perspective. So, in a way, it could be construed as anti-German. But this movie is very effective in reminding people of the heroic deeds of the German soldiers, many of whom fought in this holocaust. It is not a war movie, as some might think, and it does not try to make war into a good thing. It is a simple, but effective, movie about a terrible tragedy and does not try to glorify the perpetrators of the holocaust.

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Joe F.

Mr. Ettinger is very knowledgeable, knowledgeable about English culture, and very passionate about his homeland. The filmmaker has a very good ear for his subjects, and in this documentary the subjects interact with him about the changes that occurred in their daily lives. He is not a life leader, but he is very well informed about the history of what was happening in his homeland. His work is generally informative and enjoyable. I would like to see a documentary or book about Mr. Ettinger. The interviews in the movie are very engaging. They bring home to the viewer that his work is very important. I would like to see more documentaries by Mr. Ettinger.

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Ashley Wood

Over the past few years, there has been a string of documentaries on Muslims in the US, Europe and the Middle East. The following film, Mr. Darby's, was an intriguing addition to the genre. The film chronicles the personal journey of Mr. Darby and the team of professional translators and translators that assisted him. Mr. Darby's journey has included nearly every type of environment that a Muslim would ever encounter. It's fascinating to see the history of how Muslims have moved from India to Europe to North America to the Middle East, especially since many of those countries have a strong history of intolerance towards non-Muslims and Muslims. The film was well made. The short documentary, 10 Minutes to the Sky, helped us understand the Muslim experience in the United States. It was easy to understand how and why the journey was undertaken and it was very emotional to see the emotion that the team was able to capture in the screening room. It was very sad when the team heard the news of the unfortunate murders in France. I was in attendance when the US Ambassador said the following. "We take it very personally that such incidents occur in your country and the people who happened to have been on the plane are now gone." It was a very sad and difficult time to have to listen to those statements and I do not recommend the film. Mr. Darby did a wonderful job. He did not let me down and I would encourage everyone to see the film. There are many stories that have not been told and these films allow us to share with others the interesting stories that may have been overlooked. This is the first documentary to be released that was specifically made for the general public and that is a wonderful thing to see.