Guru Nanak: The Founder of Sikhism – Life and Legacy
Guru Nanak is a 15th century teacher, poet, and revolutionary activist, whose universal message, the oneness of God, equality for all, women’s empowerment, service to others, and devotion to nature and the environment were well ahead of his time.
Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism, the world’s fifth largest religion, yet his story is virtually unknown to Americans and the Western World. The documentary interweaves his life, and how his spiritual legacy is carried out today by Sikh leaders in science, medicine, arts, politics, ranging from Mayor Ravi Bhalla, the first Sikh mayor in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Grammy nominee Snatam Kaur . In today’s world of stereotypes, nationalism, bullying and misconceptions. Nanak’s message is relevant to people of all religions and races.
The documentary was photographed on location at the Sikh’s Golden Temple in India, as well as Guru Nanak’s birthplace and where the community was established in the Punjab region of Pakistan, in addition to locations throughout the United States.