Thursday, October 20 in A1 (Gen Re Auditorium) at UConn Stamford

Discussing Sikhi in America:  “They Called Me Osama” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Reception:  12:00-12:30

Film screening and panel discussion will begin at 12:30 pm


Maneetpaul Singh is a recent graduate from the UConn Stamford campus holding degrees in Digital Media Design and Business Administration. He was awarded the IDEA great in early 2015 and went on to produce a short documentary about his religion, Sikhi, titled “They Called Me Osama.”

Simran Jeet Singh is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Trinity University. He is also a Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition and a Truman National Security Fellow for the Truman National Security Project.  He was both a mentor and narrator for the film “They Called Me Osama.”

Balpreet Kaur is a recent graduate of the Ohio State University, majoring in Neuroscience and International Development. She is passionate about aiding those in developing parts of the world as well as serving as an advocate for the Sikh community. As a Sikh-American, she shares her story in “They Call Me Osama.”

Co-sponsored by UConn Reads, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman Lecture and Conference Series in Human Rights Practice and Office of Global Affairs, UConn Digital Media & Design, and UConn Stamford