Documentaries at the 23rd Punjabi American Festival at Yuba Sutter Fair grounds on May 28th, 2017

We will show case two documentaries at the 23rd Punjabi American Festival at Yuba Sutter Fair grounds on May 28th, 2017

3.00 PM: Doctor Jee, biography of Bhagat S Thind
3.30 PM: All Quiet on Home Front, film about the court case, staring Hollywood actor Waris S Ahluwalia

Bhagat Singh Thind (October 3, 1892 – September 15, 1967) was an Indian-American Sikh writer, scientist, and lecturer on spirituality who was involved in an important legal battle over the rights of Indians to obtain U.S. citizenship.

Thind had enlisted in the U.S. Army for service in World War I. After the war he sought the right to become a naturalized citizen, following a legal ruling that Caucasians had access to such rights. In 1923, a crucial Supreme Court case United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind was decided in favor of the United States, retroactively denying all Indian-Americans born abroad citizenship for not being a white person “in accordance with the understanding of the common man.”[1]

Here is a trailer
https://youtu.be/pYjO-7ivLDQ

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