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American Sikh

A project in New York, NY by Ryan Westra

Status: Active

An animated short about seeking acceptance in an intolerant world.
Backers: 496
Average Daily Pledges: $1,805
Average Pledge Per Backer: $142

Funding: $70,400 of $60,000
Dates: Sep 8th -> Oct 18th (40 days)
Project By: Ryan Westra
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Latest News

Over $100k raised across all our crowdsourcing efforts! 70 hours left!!

October 15th - via:
We're excited to announce we just surpassed $100k raised across all our funding platforms with over 500 combined backers! This means we are well on our way to finishing the full animation at $120,000 and hopefully achieving our final stretch goal of... (Read More)

3 Days Left! Announcement: we partnered with D.C. based NGO: SALDEF!

October 14th - via:
We're excited to announce that in addition to Kickstarter, donations can now be made to American Sikh via DVN through our partnership with SALDEF,  a Washington D.C. based NGO. The platform is similar to Kickstarter, but will allow U.S.... (Read More)

American Sikh is FUNDED! THANK YOU! 5 days left to hit our stretch goal!

October 12th - via:
We did it! American Sikh is funded thanks to all of you! Now it's stretch goal time!  We are thrilled to announce we crossed the finish line of our main goal of $60,000 last night! Our deep gratitude to over 460 backers from around the globe who... (Read More)

85% funded with 8 days left! WOW!

October 10th - via:
Nearly there with about a week left in the campaign! Huge thank you to all of our backers!  We are so overwhelmed by the amount of support and love we've seen and cannot believe we are so close to our goal! Not much time left! Please help us by... (Read More)

Become an Illustrated Superhero!

September 30th - via:
Hello all! Thank you again so much for supporting this exciting and important film! Today we want to share the first completed movie poster featuring two of our fabulous backers Parveen Kaur and Mandeep Singh! Everyone who has pledged $1k and above... (Read More)

60% Complete! Watch sneak preview of "Growing Up" scene!

September 28th - via:
We are excited to announce that we crossed the 60% mark yesterday! Thank you all for your continued support.  We'd like to share another short scene from the film with you. Please enjoy!  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content.... (Read More)

50% Funded! Halfway to our goal! THANK YOU!

September 23rd - via:
We're excited to announce that today we reached 50% of our Kickstarter goal with $30k and 300 backers!   Here is an announcement video from Sikh Captain America himself. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with... (Read More)

Nearly 50% funded with 25 days to go! Check out another sneak preview!

September 22nd - via:
Almost halfway to our goal!  We're so close to our next milestone! Thank you so much to our whopping 278 backers! That is mind blowing! We can't believe we have so many people on our team - we are so thankful.  We wanted to share another sneak peak... (Read More)

American Sikh Featured in The Washington Post!

September 20th - via:
This week we were excited to learn that American Sikh was featured in The Washington Post and we're even more excited to share it all with you! Read the feature here! We feel honored that this film is already making waves and Vishavjit's story is... (Read More)

1/3 of our goal met! Watch the sneak preview of "Identity Crisis"

September 15th - via:
We can't believe we've hit 1/3 of our goal in the first week of the campaign! THANK YOU!  We are so humbled to have made it to such a big milestone within the first 7 days of our campaign. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed, shared... (Read More)

31% Funded! Check out some concept art from the film!

September 14th - via:
Thank you for helping us reach 31% funded!  I am humbled and thrilled to have 153 supporters get us past the 31% mark of our main goal. Thank you for being part of this amazing team effort to tell Sikh American stories. Let’s keep expanding this... (Read More)

An animated film to chronicle life of 'Sikh Captain America' in aftermath of 9/11

September 13th - via:
Now, an animated feature, “American Sikh,” is set to chronicle his life, from his time in India, where his family survived the 1984 anti-Sikh bloodshed, to his move back to the U.S., where he rediscovered his Sikh identity, only to be tested once again while working near New York City after the Sept. 11 attacks. (Read More)

20 Years Later: 9/11 and Its Aftermath

September 11th - via:
Hello backers, 20 years ago, the 9/11 tragedy was a horrific day in our country and around the world. Today we honor and remember those lives lost, their families, the frontline heroes, and our nation in mourning as a whole. Along with those in... (Read More)

Exciting News! Catch Vishavjit's TEDx Talk this October!

September 10th - via:
Just announced today! Our superhero Vishavjit Singh will be giving a TEDx talk on October 23rd focusing on the power of storytelling to counter bias, prejudice and ignorance -- including the story of his Sikh Captain America persona! Check it out... (Read More)

25% funded and nearly 100 backers! WOW!

September 10th - via:
Thank you for believing in us and our film.  Here's a recap and thank you video from Vishavjit from earlier today! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 (If you have any trouble... (Read More)

THANK YOU for an incredible launch day!

September 9th - via:
Woah, 17% funded in the first 12 hours!  We are so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support we saw today! We couldn't do this without you all! Thank you so much to our first 67 backers AND special thanks to our additional donations via our... (Read More)

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