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Roots in the Sand

Hart, Jayasri
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ROOTS IN THE SAND challenges prevailing impressions of the rugged frontier by enriching the landscape with stalwart Sikh, Moslem and Hindu settlers in this Mexican-Punjabi version of the "taming of the Wild West. Federal laws prevented "non-white Caucasians" like themselves from going home to marry, importing brides, or becoming American citizens. Instead, they married Mexican fieldworkers - women with the same color as themselves - with the blessings of sympathetic county clerks and judges. Through a combined use of extensive archival material and extensive interviews, ROOTS IN THE SAND paints a Wild West that demanded not only physical stamina, but an indomitable spirit as well.

Roots in the Sand.

Center for Asian American Media, 1998.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Originally produced by Center for Asian American Media in 1998.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Hart, Jayasri, film director.

Center for Asian American Media (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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