About the film

They Called Me Osama is a short documentary about Sikhi in America. It features first hand accounts of various victims ranging from hate crimes, cyber racism, to bullying. The film also aims to educate those unfamiliar with Sikhi, and includes many basic concepts that are often misperceived in post-9/11 America.

About the filmmaker

They Called Me Osama was directed and produced by Maneetpaul. Funding was obtained through the University of Connecticut’s IDEA grant program. The program allows for students to receive funding to plan and execute an independent project over the course of a semester(s) or summer.

Maneetpaul graduated UCONN in December of 2015. He is currently pursuing a career in the digital media industry, and is always looking for new projects to work on. For more information: Manmeetpaul

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