Warriors of World War I and Beyond: Sikhism On-Screen

1-2 pm | Coffee and tea served
2-4 pm | Film screening, panel discussion
See an exclusive screening of the 2017 film All Quiet on the Home Front, which tells the remarkable story of Bhagat Singh Thind, the first Sikh to serve in the US Army in World War I wearing his articles of faith, and the landmark Supreme Court case that followed in 1923. 
Army Lieutenant Colonel Kamal S. Kalsi will be on site to introduce the film, providing an insider’s perspective on the challenges that persist to this day of the wearing of religious articles during armed combat. A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring director Harjus Singh in conversation with Lt. Col. Kalsi, Bicky Singh (the founder of Sikhlens, the world’s premier Sikh film festival), and several other special guests. 
Finally, guests will enjoy an exclusive presentation of the Museum’s original exhibition, Warriors of World War I: Sikh Art and Heritage, which features a selection of rare photographs, lithographs, and postcards that document the crucial presence of Sikh warriors in the British Indian Army.
This event is free for Members and included in general admission. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit tickets.phxart.org.
Image credit: Sergeant Bhagat Singh Thind in U.S. Army uniform during World War l at Camp Lewis, Washington in 1918.

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