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American Sikh

A project in New York, NY by Ryan Westra
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An animated short about seeking acceptance in an intolerant world.
Backers: 310
Average Daily Pledges: $1,724
Average Pledge Per Backer: $100

Funding: $31,038 of $60,000
Dates: Sep 8th -> Oct 18th (40 days)
Project By: Ryan Westra
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Latest News

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

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
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: kickstarter.com
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: kickstarter.com
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: kickstarter.com
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: kickstarter.com
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: denvergazette.com
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: kickstarter.com
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: kickstarter.com
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: kickstarter.com
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: kickstarter.com
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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