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Roots in the Sand

Hart, Jayasri
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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