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Srkana (the stop)

In the heartland of the United States, a small community of Sikh immigrants run a truck-stop. Shot in a carefully composed yet unobtrusive, meditative style, "Srkana (the stop)" observes the rhythms of life in this diasporic community of mechanics, clerks, and drivers over the course of 24 hours. Truck drivers pass through, stopping at the only Indian restaurant and Sikh temple for hundreds of miles, taking a break from the rigors and boredom of life on the road. Night falls, and the community beds down on the windswept, frigid plains. Time passes, some people remain, others leave.

Festivals:

Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival; London, UK.

Austin Asian American Film Festival; Austin, TX.

Twister Alley Film Festival; Woodward, OK

Seattle Asian American Film Festival; Seattle, WA.

Mosiac International South Asian Film Festival; Toronto, Canada.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Los Angeles California.

Awards

Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Official Selection, Asian Pacific Showcase, Visual Communication.