“You will probably hear this a bazillion times, but your movie is a real eye opener.” – E.F. , 10th grade girl


“Your video has changed my view on minorities.  Not only has it done this, but also made me think of what it means to be an American…from now on when I see anyone struggling or see someone that is different, I will make an effort to reach out to them.  You are very right.  Ignorance is not the way, education is.” – E.R. 10th grade girl


 “Thank you for inspiring me with your movie.  First of all, honestly, I didn’t even realize my pre-judgments of people.  I don’t even do it that much, but I have definitely already started changing my attitude.  For example, just yesterday, I was at the gas station with my dad and little sister.  Four Hispanic guys were outside of the entrance and my sister said, “Dad, I don’t think this is a good idea.”  We were planning on going inside to get some sodas and that is literally what she said.  I had just watched your movie and discussed with her on how she was not right to say that just because of the way they looked.  True story.  Thanks again for changing my mindset and I hope I can change others with this new knowledge.” – S.K. 10th grade girl


“From now on I will try harder to stop discrimination rather than stepping back and letting the discrimination continue.”  - L.M. , 10th grade boy



“I thank you for presenting this video because Sikhism is not the widest known religion in America.  I just wish that every member of the press would be required to watch this video.  That way, we wouldn’t’ have so much racial and cultural bias and distinctions to manipulate the average populace.” – B.L, 10th


“What I saw as the most important part of your documentary was the emphasis that you put on the importance of education.  Usually people are told to ignore being made fun of, but I think it is much more effective to stand up to people by using knowledge.” – P.A. 10th grade girl

“We watched your video today in class.  It was definitely an eye-opener for me.  In school we learn to accept others, however we never really go in depth or “open our eyes” to different people in relation to that acceptance.  Your video touched me greatly, in that it made me realize how everyone really is the same.  You’d think that since I’m 16, been in public school since kindergarten, I’d have been able to not be prejudiced to anyone based mainly on the way they look.  Well, unfortunately, I can’t say that.  But I can say that I feel very lucky to have been able to see your movie.  I believe it’s changed me and I would recommend it to every person I know.  Thank you for letting us watch it during our AP World class.” A.C. – 10th grade girl


“I liked hearing all of those people speak about their experiences as Sikhs and it showed me that people are blinded by ignorance.  This movie also speaks for other minorities in America, like Muslims, Hindus, Jews, or other people who may be different in another way.  This is empowering to minorities.  This movie was outstanding and it should be shown at schools around the country.  It really should.”-M.D. 10th grade girl


“I think this video can help change views on all ethnicities, because it certainly changed mine!  Overall your documentary was very professional, educational, and really let me connect with how people feel.”

-K.H., 10th grade girl

“After seeing your movie, I am inspired to be that change in the world and to help educate others about diversity.  I want to be a feather on others’ wings.” – A.C.  10th grader


 “I am a Muslim American also in 10th grade.  I cannot express to you how much I appreciate you making this film.  Sometimes it’s hard for me to fully express my emotions on prejudice to my classmates, so having them watch the movie hopefully opened their minds” – K.T. 10th grade girl.


“Your insight into our country pointed out its flaws while still allowing it to be seen as a great, free country.” – T.S., 10th grade girl


“I know what it feels like to be discriminated against.  I’m Mormon and people for some reason don’t like that.  Your film inspired me to educate people about my religion and maybe tolerate my beliefs.” – S.C, 10th grade boy


“Angad, the video was fantastic.  No joke, that could be played on TV if you find the right people to help you.  Everything said in that video is so true, and I’m amazed at how well everything was put together.  Great job!”  - C. P. 10th grade boy


“While our constitution and national ideas would suggest that all minorities are living in perfect harmony, this is unfortunately not the case.  This film will hopefully help us to move forward in not only tolerating, but accepting and including your people as friends, colleagues, and fellow Americans.” – N.V. 10th grade boy


“I now feel I understand what many people feel like when they are teased and made fun of.  I have never participated in that kind of behavior, but I never did much to stop it either.  I now feel that I should help and educate people about the message in your movie.”  - H.S. 10th grade girl


“I admire your desire to make the world a better place.  Your passion to do what others have not done inspires many other teens your age to get involved.” – C.D. – 10th grade boy


“ I really enjoyed your documentary…being a minority also, it made me feel as though I am not the only person who feels as though they are different.  I appreciate your efforts in creating a movement.” – B.R. 10th grade girl


“Your film was very inspiring and I think almost everyone can relate to it.  You captured what it means to be proud of your culture.  More teachers need to show your film to their students.  Keep up the AMAZING work!”  M.H. – 10th grade girl


“Watching the video has taught a lot about Sikhism and if more people saw it, maybe there would be less discrimination.  I would also like to add that the older dude with the big beard and the kid that rapped are awesome. “  – S.S., 10th grade boy


“Your movie really opened my eyes not only about Sikhs but also the challenges of practicing a different religion in America.  Watching this movie really makes me want to educate myself on the different cultures in America and also educate others.  I had no idea how hard it was to practice a different religion and culture in America, and I respect you so much for making this movie and letting us watch it in class.  Thank you so much.” – A.L. 10th grade girl


“Not only did this film give me a better understanding of Sikhism and Sikh culture, but it also made me feel more aware of issues that I’ve never really thought about.  I feel that this movie captures the essence of diversity, tolerance, cooperation, and liberty.” – D.B. 10th grade boy



“I’m glad I saw your movie because now I have more of an open mind and can share my new learning with others.  It’s sad to see little kids picked on, but it’s so cool to see how they reacted and how much stronger they are because of it.  I wish I was that confident.” – C.B. 10th grade girl


“I realized it’s not just Sikhs who see this discrimination – but all types of minorities.  It was sad to see that even the little kids felt discriminated against in school.  It  made me think that we should teach more about acceptance in elementary school so more kids could be raised with accepting values.” – Z.M, 10th grade boy


“Even though I am Hindu, in the movie most of the comments of the kids were very similar to my experience when I moved here.  The connections that I have with the movie takes me back to my first day in kindergarten when I was the only Indian girl in my class.  I had no friends and my teacher never even supported me.  She used to make fun of me in front of the class…people also used to tell me that I don’t belong here, I don’t fit in.  When I saw this movie, all of those memories came back to me…” S.G., 10th grade girl


“This film taught me a lot of information about Sikhism and their culture that I did not know before.  I think that this documentary should be shown in many other places to wake people up and show them that judging a book by its cover is not oaky.  I believe that this movie would open the eyes to people who are ignorant and hopefully they would change the way they look at things.”  - V.G., 10th grade boy



“After this film, I will try to educate people to subdue their ignorance and make them more aware of the background.  The film has shown many things that I did not know about the Sikh culture.  It was truly educational, and something that I won’t forget.”  - J.A., 10th grade boy


“I feel like we all experience some kind of discrimination in our lives, and it is important to have a good example of how to deal with it.  No matter who you are, it is easy to get drawn into anger when someone disrespects your culture or your heritage, etc…  being of German background, I know people and family members who have been called Nazis, though they really had nothing to do with that…. The important thing, as noted in the video, is to educate rather than retaliate.” – J.K. – 10th grade girl


“I was extremely shocked to hear about the bullying some of the kids faced just because of their culture.  I loved how you put in statistics like how many Sikhs fought for France but yet were still denied basic citizen rights.” – N.S. 10th grade girl


“I would like to congratulate you on what an amazing movie you put together…I learned a lot and think they should show it in any social studies class to get the word out.” – J.L, 10th grade girl


“What I liked about this film was the oldest interviewee.  While he was answering the questions, he radiated such positive energy!  I liked when he said he would approach people (staring at him) in the mall and introduce himself because in doing so, he broke the stereotypical illusion (the accent) and also turned a negative situation into a positive situation.  I would recommend this film to others because it’s a great way to learn about the Sikh culture.  I think most people think that Sikh children wear turbans because they are forced to by their parents.  After watching this video, most people would have respect for the culture (especially when people hear that children choose to wear the turban in order to represent their religion). – K.H. 10th grade girl