Roots in the sand / a film by Jayasri Majumdar Hart ; Hart Films

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Subjects: East Indians--California--History
East Indians--Crimes against--California--History
Civil rights--California--History
Immigrants--California--History--20th century
Agricultural laborers--California--History
Interracial marriage--California--History
East Indians--Government policy--United States--History
Land tenure--Law and legislation--United States--History
Citizenship--United States--History
Interracial marriage--Law and legislation--United States--History
Imperial Valley (Calif. and Mexico)--Race relations--History
California--Race relations--History
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: San Francisco, CA : Center for Asian American Media [distributor], c1998
LC Classification: F
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Authors: Hart, Jayasri Majumdar, 1949-
Hart, William, 1945-
Dhillon, David Singh
Anderholt, Joseph J. (Joseph John), 1920-
Hing, Bill Ong
Leonard, Karen Isaksen, 1939-
Hart Films
Center for Asian American Media
Notes: DVD
Credits: Producer/director/editor, Jayasri Majumdar Hart ; writer, Bill Hart ; photography, Peter Bonilla ; music, Bronwen Jones
Narrator: David Singh Dhillon ; commentary: Joseph Anderholt, Bill Hing (immigration law specialist), Karen Leonard (historian)
Summary: Through a combined use of extensive archival material and personal interviews, this documentary examines the lives of the Sikh, Moslem and Hindu immigrants of the early 20th century who farmed California's desert regions, particularly the Imperial Valley. There they had to circumvent racism, miscegenation laws, barriers to land ownership and citizenship and even Anglo farmers seeking vengeance. This Punjabi version of the "taming of the Wild West" addresses what media has omitted from history books and the western genre
OCLC Number: 85450413