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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: 209
Average Daily Pledges: $2,422
Average Pledge Per Backer: $116

Funding: $24,222 of $60,000
Dates: Sep 8th -> Oct 18th (40 days)
Project By: Ryan Westra
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Latest News

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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